Subsidiary protection status may only be granted if authorities in the country of origin intentionally deprive an applicant of appropriate medical treatment, e.g. not providing rehabilitation or preventing access to treatment in a discriminatory manner.
Under the recast EURODAC Regulation it is proposed to lower the minimum age of data subjects from to 14 to 6 years of age. This raises issues of compatibility with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
The CJEU held in A.S. that family reunification of the parents of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child should be allowed if the applicant was a minor when the asylum application was lodged. This affects the family reunification policies of Member States.
Local authorities are increasingly seen as potential guarantors of human rights. A new handbook includes numerous best practices and recommendations, yet legal realities may still hamper efforts, while prioritisation remains important.