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Two anonymised Chinese nationals v Austrian Asylum Court (Asylgerichtshof)

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
National Court/Tribunal
Deciding Body:
Austria / Constitutional Court
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
14/03/2012

Key facts of the case:

U466/11: A Chinese national travelled to Austria on 29 March 2010 and filed an application for international protection in Austria on 30 March 2010. She argued to have hurt a police officer in China so that she would not have the possibility to return to China. The Austrian Federal Asylum Office (Bundesasylamt) dismissed the motion on 19 April 2010 in the first instance; the Asylum Court dismissed the subsequent appeal of the Chinese national on 18 January 2011 without oral hearing. The Chinese national also appealed against this decision to the Constitutional Court.

U1836/11: A Chinese national was arrested in Austria on 3 November 2010 and filed an application for international protection in Austria on 4 November 2010. He argued to have incurred large debts in China. The Austrian Federal Asylum Office (Bundesasylamt) dismissed the motion on 10 December 2010 in the first instance; the Asylum Court dismissed the subsequent appeal of the Chinese national on 20 April 2011 without oral hearing. The Chinese national also appealed against this decision to the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court dismissed (abweisen) both appeals of the Chinese nationals.