EU Court rules member States may not automatically deny war-crime suspects right of residence

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EU Court rules member States may not automatically deny war-crime suspects right of residence


The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the EU Member States may not automatically deny residency rights to European citizens who are suspected of having committed war crimes and must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The Court’s decision came in reaction to two cases concerning men suspected of committing war crimes and who were refused the right to reside in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The two men - one a dual citizen of Bosnia and Croatia and the other, the second, ...


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