A. (Serbia) vs Migration Board (SE, Migrationsverket)
This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Article 31(8) of Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection (OJ 2013 L 180, p. 60). The request has been made in proceedings between A and the Migrationsverket (Immigration Board, Sweden) (‘the Board’) concerning the Board’s decision to reject A’s application for the grant of refugee status and leave to remain and ordering his return to his country of origin and prohibiting him from returning to Sweden for two years. The Court (First Chamber) ruled that: Article 31(8)(b) of Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection, read in conjunction with Article 32(2) of that directive, must be interpreted as not allowing an application for international protection to be regarded as manifestly unfounded in a situation, in which, first, it is apparent from the information on the applicant’s country of origin that acceptable protection can be ensured for him in that country and, secondly, the applicant has provided insufficient information to justify the grant of international protection, where the Member State in which the application was lodged has not adopted rules implementing the concept of safe country of origin.
Assessment of Application; EASO COI Reports/ other EASO products; Effective remedy; First Instance determination; Safe Country concept/Safe Country of Origin/ Safe third country;
European Union,EU: Court of Justice of the European Union [CJEU], A. (Serbia) vs Migration Board (SE, Migrationsverket), 25/07/2018, ECLI:EU:C:2018:588CJEU defines a manifestly unfounded case