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Offenders refugees may not be deported

Hard-offenders, refugees may not be deported after a ruling of the highest EU court (ECJ) under certain circumstances. The withdrawal or refusal of the right to asylum in accordance with EU will not interfere with the right of the entitled to protection by the Geneva Convention and the EU Charter of fundamental rights, stated the judges in Luxembourg on Tuesday.

Background the claims of three asylum-seekers from the ivory coast, the Congo and Chechnya, Belgium and the Czech Republic disabled the recognition of users are after having been convicted of a particularly serious crime.

The ECJ should clarify whether the withdrawal of the refugee status according to EU rules with the Geneva Convention and the fundamental rights of the EU is compatible. Because, according to the EU rules may be denied the status of refugee or revoked if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person Concerned represents a danger for the safety of persons or to the public.

Independent of criminal behavior

The judges in Luxembourg have, in their judgment suggests that EU-foreigners, which is a well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin have, as a refugee within the meaning of the Geneva Convention to be classified. This applies regardless of whether this Status was formally awarded in accordance with EU law.

in Addition, people are likely to be under the EU Charter of fundamental rights is not deported to any country where torture or inhumane and degrading penalties. The conduct of the individual Concerned – including criminal – games. Here, the protection by the EU, in addition to the rules on the refugee Convention. The judge did not emphasize, however, that a Person whose asylum application is not granted or whose application for asylum is denied, has the same rights as a formally recognized refugee. (aru/sda)

Created: 14.05.2019, 15:04 PM

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