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Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is a minor asylum seeker whose application for asylum in the Netherlands has been rejected on the ground that Italy is responsible for the application.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

The defendant must take a new decision on the application, with due observance of the court’s judgment.

All – governmental or other – actions relating to children must be guided by the principle of the best interest of the child. In case no rule or policy is applicable in which these interests are incorporated (as in this case), a specific examination of these interests is required.