Analysis: “L.R: An Asylum Application made to Norway is not an ‘Application for International Protection’ under EU law” by Janine Silga
Since its inception, the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) has kept revealing its blind spots. This is especially true in light of its fragmented geography, which includes some non-EU Member States, while not all EU Member States fully participate in it. One obscure point consists in the precise meaning of a ‘subsequent application’. According to Directive 2013/32 (‘Procedures Directive’), this notion refers to an application for international protection made ‘after a final decision has been taken on a previous application’.
This concept lies at the heart of the Court of Justice’s L.R. decision of 20 May 2021 (C-8/20). In this case, a third-country national had applied for international protection in Germany in December 2014. P