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Austria / Asylum Court / B3 259443-5/2008

2 asylum seekers from Serbia v Federal Asylum Office

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Austria / Asylum Court
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

The claimants, Serbian citizens belonging to the Ashkali ethnic group, came to Germany in 1988 (being 4 and 9 years old). They filed claims for asylum there that were rejected in 2003. In January 2005 they illegally entered Austria and applied for asylum. Their claims were rejected in 2006 by the Federal Asylum Office that consequently ordered their expulsion to “Serbia and Montenegro”. The claimants appealed against this decision to the then Independent Asylum Senate (Unabhängiger Bundesasylsenat, which was replaced by the Asylum Court in 2008). In November 2011 a list of signatures was forwarded to the asylum court, emphasising their integration and their high will to work.