Blocking Returns to Hungary 

 
 
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In Ibrahimi & Anor [2016] we won a key case blocking the forced return of asylum-seekers to Hungary. It was held that our clients would be at ‘significant risk’ of refoulement (sent back to country of persecution) back to Iran if they were to be returned to Hungary, where abuse of migrants has been widely reported.

 

This remains the only successful litigation where a judgment of the domestic courts resulted in a generic ban upon the transfer of asylum seekers to another EU Member State under the Dublin Regulation.

 

*This case was run by our Krisha Prathepan along with the Public Law Director in Luton, Bahar Ata

 

In the media:

 

Harriet Grant writes in The Guardian about risk of refoulement