Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Bundesamt für Fremdenwesen und Asyl (Subsequent application for international protection, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice)

EU law precludes a subsequent application for international protection from being rejected as inadmissible on the sole ground that it is based on circumstances which already existed during the procedure relating to the first application.

In addition, the reopening of the first procedure in order to examine the substance of the subsequent application cannot be subject to the condition that that application has been lodged within a certain time limit.

Source: 155/2021 : 9 September 2021 – Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-18/20