167/2021 : 30 September 2021 – Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-483/20

Commissaire général aux réfugiés and aux apatrides Area of Freedom, Security and Justice According to Advocate General Pikamäe, EU law precludes a Member State from declaring an application for international protection automatically inadmissible when the applicant already has refugee status granted in another Member State Powered by WPeMatico

166/2021 : 29 September 2021 – Judgments of the General Court in Case T-279/19 and in the joint Cases T-344/19 and T-356/19

Front Polisario v Council External relations The General Court annuls the Council decisions concerning, first, the agreement between the European Union and Morocco amending the tariff preferences granted by the European Union to products of Moroccan origin and, second, the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement Powered by WPeMatico

IC-57144-M3Z1

The complainant has requested information relating to the funding that Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) has received from the Home Office, for the provision of care to British children returning from Syria. The Trust has relied on section 24 of the FOIA (safeguarding national security) to withhold some of the requested information.…

IC-79256-B1Y0

The complainant has requested from the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (TBGS) the minutes of a meeting that took place on 27 September 2019. TBGS responded by stating that it did not hold the information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probability, TBGS does not hold the requested information. The Commissioner does not require…

IC-73991-C6J9

The complainant requested from Cheshire East Council (“the Council”) information regarding Covid-19 disbursements. The Council refused to disclose some of the information and cited section 31(1)(a) (prevention or detection of crime) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly applied the exemption to the withheld information. Therefore, the Commissioner does not require…

IC-93873-W6S9

The complainant requested data on completed appointments. Unsworth Group Practice relied on section 12(1) of the FOIA (cost of compliance) to refuse the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Practice was entitled to rely on section 12(1) of the FOIA to refuse the request. However, it failed to provide reasonable advice and assistance and…

IC-83199-D8H8

The complainant requested a list of fee-paying schools that had charitable status. The Charity Commission originally stated that it did not hold the requested information, but later relied on section 12 of the FOIA (cost exceeds appropriate limit) to refuse the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Charity Commission is entitled to rely on…

IC-125897-B8F4

The complainant requested information from Royal Berkshire NHS Trust (“the Trust”) about patients who presented at the emergency department and were not screened for Covid-19 at booking. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Trust breached section 10(1) of the FOIA by failing to provide a valid response to the request within the statutory time frame…