In October 2018, we started to (strategically) litigate against rejections of family reunions under the Dublin III Regulation by the German Asylum Service (BAMF). In 2018, the rejection rate of so-called take charge requests from Greece to Germany increased significantly. Many rejections are unlawful and ignore the priority of the best interest of the child and the family unity principles.
The cases we litigate are both, our own cases from our offices in Athens and Chios, but also cases our partners and other Greek lawyers refer to us for the purpose of challenging rejections in family reunion procedures in German courts. Our litigation referral form can be found here.
On this page we summarize the positive court decisions in order to enable access to them for interested lawyers in Greece, Germany and elsewhere.