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EU court rules part of Salvini decree illegal

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Report. ‘Anyway, I’m not changing my mind, and I’m not changing the law,’ the Interior Minister responded. Confirming international laws already on the books, the European Court of Justice said Italy could not deport a refugee convicted of a crime if they would persecuted at home.

written by Leo Lancari

Topic Refugees


May 16, 2019

From Luxembourg comes a loud and clear rebuff against Matteo Salvini’s first security decree. The European Court of Justice has confirmed the prohibition against deporting a refugee whose international protection has been revoked—following a final court conviction—if it is possible that they would be persecuted in their country of origin.

This ruling confirms what international conventions already state, and at the same time goes directly against the provisions of the Italian security decree approved seven months ago, which, in its Article 7, extended the list of offenses for which the revocation or denial of an asylum request was possible.

“That’s why it’s important to change this Europe,” was the dismissive reaction of the Interior Minister. “Anyway, I’m not changing my........

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