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ECJ: Offenders, refugees can lose asylum status

refugees can lose their entitlement to asylum, if they commit serious crimes. The European court of justice ruled. However, you still have a claim to protection by the Geneva Convention.

EU member States, offenders, asylum seekers can get to know the status of refugees but, when these constitute a danger for the General security. The European court of justice (ECJ) declared in a judgment.

EU Directive, in accordance with Geneva Convention

the Background of the complaints are of three asylum-seekers, Belgium and the Czech Republic-torn to the legal recognition as a refugee, after having been convicted of a particularly serious crime. They were regarded, therefore, as a threat to the security there. The ECJ should clarify whether the withdrawal of the refugee status according to EU rules, with the Geneva refugee Convention and the fundamental rights of EU compatible.

in the opinion of the judge, he is. However, they pointed out that migrants who have a well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin, as refugees are to be classified in the sense of the Geneva refugee Convention. Even if people do not have legal refugee status, do not lose the rights conferred on them by the international Convention.

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