Finland / Supreme Administrative Court / 7.3.2012/KHO:2012:18 Third Country National v Finnish Immigration Service

Key facts of the case:

A, who was a third country national, had applied for asylum in Finland on the basis of well-founded fear of persecution in his country of origin, which was Russia, and of a risk of human rights violations, which he faced in his country of previous residence, which was Lithuania. The Immigration Service had decided to return the applicant to Lithuania, which it regarded as a safe country for the applicant and which, according to the Immigration Service, was responsible for examining the applicant's asylum application.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

The applicant's application for international protection on the basis of human rights violations which he faced in Lithuania had to be examined in Finland. EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - Articles: 2, 18 and 19

Deciding body (original language): 
Korkein hallinto-oikeus
Language: 
Finnish