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About the easo Case Law database


Overview

Background: EASO Information and Documentation System (IDS) tools were developed according to EU Regulation 439/2010 establishing a European Asylum Support Office (Article 11). The IDS platform is a comprehensive source of detailed and up-to-date information on the practical functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in 30 EU+ countries. 
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The EASO Case Law Database is an online publicly available platform developed by EASO with a view to
• provide a unique source of timely and accurate information on new jurisprudence
• manage and store information related to case law concerning Common European Asylum System (CEAS) implementation at national and European level.
• serve as a comprehensive point of targeted information on national and European jurisprudence in the area of asylum through a compilation of relevant cases issues by national and international courts (covering both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights).

The EASO Case Law Database aims to develop as a common point of reference for all European and national information on asylum, ensuring consistency in approach and source data, and providing the jurisprudential counterpart to Information and Documentation System (IDS) and statistical data collection under the Early warning and Preparedness System (EPS)

Scope 

The tool was developed upon request of EU+ countries to address current information needs on CEAS Implementation in the Member States and serves as a complementary point of information on relevant jurisprudential developments. The EASO Case Law Database is not exhaustive and doesn't aim to replace existing Court or relevant case law databases. Thus, references to official sources are mentioned. An overview of the European and National Judicial Institutions and the Civil Society and Academia Databases and Newsletters can be found in the section Relevant Sources.

The EASO Case Law Database covers case-law related to CEAS implementation issued by
      • National courts: mainly (but not exclusively) decisions from upper courts.
      • CJEU
      • ECHR: related to international protection

How are cases registered?

The EASO Case Law Database allows for the electronic registration of relevant jurisprudence based on input received in the context of

P IDS
PEASO Annual Report provided by :
       • EU+ MSs,
       • EASO Networks (particularly EASO Courts and Tribunals Network)
       • UNHCR,
       • Civil Society 
       • Academia
PEASO Networks
Pother EASO products

An online form is also available for all interested users to 'Submit New Case Law'. Registrations are reviewed by EASO IDS Team and published, if approved.