The Citizens of Eritrea H.M.F. and Her Five Children Were Granted Humanitarian Status in Georgia6 April, 2021
According to the ruling of Tbilisi Court of Appeals dated 6 April 2021, Judge upheld the request submitted by Rights Georgia’s lawyer Rusudan Mchedlishvili and established that the decision of the court of first instance on overruling the decision of the Migration Department within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia was correct. Consequently, the judgement of the court of first instance was not reversed and the citizens of Eritrea H.M.F. and her five children were granted humanitarian status in Georgia.
Tbilisi Court of Appeals established that the classified information presented by the State Security Service was not sufficient and the decision of the Migration Department within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia was not duly justified based on this information. The Court therefore established that the applicants might be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment should they return to their country of origin, and there are respective legal grounds to grant the applicants humanitarian status in Georgia.
The ruling of Tbilisi Court of Appeals is final and cannot be appealed further.
Legal assistance to Eritrean family was provided within the UNHCR-supported project “Protecting and Empowering Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Humanitarian Status Holders, and Stateless persons in Georgia”, which has been implemented by Rights Georgia since 2019.