Analysis: “Safeguarding the Right to an Effective Remedy in Asylum Procedures: A Herculean Task for Hungarian Judges?” by Niovi Vavoula
On 19 March 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union released two judgments: PG v Bevándorlási és Menekültügyi Hivatal (C-406/18) and LH v Bevándorlási és Menekültügyi Hivatal (C-564/18), both originating from the Hungarian Administrative and Labour Court. They concerned the interpretation of different provisions of Directive 2013/32/EU (Asylum Procedures Directive) in light of the right to an effective remedy, as envisaged in Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
PG v Bevándorlási és Menekültügyi Hivatal, C-406/18
The first case involved PG, a Kurd from Iraq, who sought international protection in Hungary. Two decisions by the Immigration and Asylum Office rejecting his applications for international