A Lot of Asylum Decisions Changed in Court

The proportion of expulsion decisions changed in court increased in 2017, writes Dagens Nyheter. Last year, the courts changed eight percent of the Migration Board’s decision. In 2015 and 2016 the figure was five percent.

Some 20 employees in the work tell the newspaper that they experience shortcomings in the handling of asylum cases.

“The members are hard pressed by managers and team leaders to determine the issues quickly,” said Jörgen Broman at the agency’s management process unit in Malmö to DN.

Particularly high rate of change exists in cases involving Afghan or Iranian citizens.

The Migration Board’s communications director Fredrik Bengtsson denies that the increase is due to lack of quality in the process:

– Independent courts make independent judgments. There are many complex issues. Afghanistan is a complex country where one has to take into account age, internally alternatives and where there is also a new practice since March 2017.

 

SOURCE: http://www.gp.se/nyheter/sverige/fler-%C3%A4ndrade-asylbeslut-i-domstol-1.5132235

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