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Iraqi citizen v Germany, Appeal decision, 11 S 1076/19, ILDC 3245 (DE 2020), 7th July 2020, Germany

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Whether the obligation under Article 31 of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees not to punish the illegal entry of refugees into the country should be interpreted to extend to typical accompanying offences.

Whether a domestic law retroactively nullifying a toleration of stay after a criminal conviction for forging a passport was in line with Germany’s duty of non-punishment for asylum seekers’ irregular entry.

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