[European Union] Top EU court strengthens family reunifications for young refugees

12 Apr 2018
Deutsche Welle

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the case A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (The Netherlands) ruled that unaccompanied refugee minors have the right to family reunification, and this right “is not at the discretion of the member states” of the EU even if they reach 18 during the asylum process. The ECJ also established that the minors must file the application for reunification no later than three months after their refugee status is granted, and for such purpose they are considered “minors” even if they come of age. This decision can positively impact thousands of unaccompanied minors applying for reunification within EU member states.

For more details on the ECJ decision, visit https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2018-04/cp18004...

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