D.C. and A.B. (Palestine) vs French Office of Immigration and Integration (l'Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration, OFII)
The decision concerns two joined cases 422159 and 422160, in which the applicants requested from the OFPRA the allowance for asylum applicants and transport vouchers necessary for them to travel to a hearing for the purpose of the Dublin procedure.
The Council of State held that if the applicants would be refused travel vouchers such a situation is likely to amount to a serious and manifestly unlawful interference with their right to enjoy a procedure for examining their asylum application accompanied by the guarantees which must be attached to it. It also held that it is for the State to provide for their travel if it requires the applicants to be personally present at the hearing.
Dublin procedure; Palestine; Reception/Accommodation;
EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU
France,FR: Council of State [Conseil d'État], D.C. and A.B. (Palestine) vs French Office of Immigration and Integration (l'Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration, OFII), 26/07/2018, ECLI:FR:CEORD:2018:422159.20180726FR: Council of State rules on state obligation to provide travel vouchers for attending a hearing within Dublin procedure