In the session of the Council of State on Friday 5 February 2021, Marianne Jakobsen was appointed as the new director general of UNE for a period of six years.
So far this year, UNE has processed fewer cases than at the same time last year. If we look at different types of cases, the picture is more complex.
It is an important legal principle that similar cases should have the same outcome. In the appeals board system, there are nonetheless legitimate reasons why cases with many similarities sometimes have different outcomes. One reason is a wish to adjust the board’s practice.
Since its establishment in 2001, UNE has made almost 120,000 asylum decisions. In a small number of cases each year, an appellant or his or her spokesperson informs us that things have gone wrong after the return. What does UNE do in such cases and why?
What is due process and how does UNE contribute to ensuring compliance with the principles of due process in the immigration administration?
UNE is resuming board meetings. We are introducing measures to control infection that are in compliance with the recommendations from the health authorities.
Due to a technical data error, appellants have not received automatic notifications from us in a number of family immigration cases. This problem is now solved.
The amendment to the regulations give a group of people who have been granted time-limited permits as unaccompanied minors the right to re-apply for protection. The applications are to be submitted to UDI.
Before Christmas 2017, the Storting adopted a legislative amendment that revoked the Ministry’s extended right of instruction, which has been in effect for two years.
Some of the applicants who came to Norway as unaccompanied minor asylum seekers will now have their cases reconsidered.