A. (Eritrea) v Staatssekretariat für Migration (SEM)
CH: Court rules on the return of Eritreans who have not yet been called for National Service
(Abstract provided by UNHCR) Eritrean persons who have not yet been called for National Service, or are exempted from National Service or who have been released from National Service, are no longer being recognized as refugees. In such cases, they do not face punishment and forced conscription upon return and hence their removal is lawful. Eritreans who have not yet served the National Service and who were not exempted from it, particularly those who have left the country before reaching the age of 18, do most probably risk detention and forced conscription upon return – a scenario which was not relevant in the present case.
Assessment of Application; Country of Origin Information; EASO Country Guidance Materials; Eritrea; Return/Removal/Deportation;
Bundesverwaltungsgericht Official Website
EASO Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the EU
Switzerland, Federal Administrative Court [Bundesverwaltungsgericht - Tribunal administratif fédéral - FAC], A. (Eritrea) v Staatssekretariat für Migration (SEM), D-2311/2016, 17 August 2017. Link redirects to the English summary in the EASO Case Law Database.