Published: 26/05/2017 26/05/2017
The duty to return to Afghanistan has been suspended until January 31st 2022. The police will not carry out forcible returns to Afghanistan during this period.
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.
The duty to return to Gaza, after receiving a rejection of application for a residence permit, has been temporarily suspended. This also means that the police will not carry out forcible returns to Gaza.
From June 1st 2021, you can ask UNE or UDI to assess if you meet the criteria in the temporary regulation.
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?