Appeal to invalidate decision on protection granted to Paraskevich
In April 2014, Czech Republic’s Office of Prosecutor General requested the Ministry of Internal Affairs provide the records of Tatiana Paraskevich’s case and filed an appeal for invalidation of the decision awarding her international protection.
The appeal will be heard by the administrative court and Paraskevich will not be party to the proceedings. Hence the contents of the appeal remain unknown. What will happen if the appeal is successful and the Ministry’s decision is invalidated also remains unknown. There have been no such cases in the Czech Republic before.
The Czech Ministry of Internal Affairs granted Paraskevich international protection for a period of one year on 18th April 2014. International protection is a special refugee legal status provided for by the legislation of the Czech Republic. An application for international protection is filed where there are insufficient grounds for claiming asylum (under the Czech statute on asylum) and there are concerns that the person seeking refuge may be persecuted in his or her home country. At the same time, an award of international protection is equal to the impossibility of extraditing the person.
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