The duty to return to Afghanistan, after receiving a rejection of application for a residence permit, has been temporarily suspended until September 15. This also means that the police will not carry out forcible returns to Afghanistan.
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.
The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has appointed Siri Johnsen as director general of the Immigration Appeals Board from 1.1.2021.
UDI and UNE cannot emphasize the applicant's situation if returned by force, when assessing whether an asylum seeker needs protection.
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.