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RRT Case No. 1212489

2 August 2013 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Corruption - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Police - Social group persecution | Countries: Albania - Australia

EH (blood feuds) Albania v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

15 October 2012 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Blood feuds - Social group persecution | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cece v. Holder, Attorney General

Court granted review of denial of application on the grounds that membership in a particular social group (young Albanian women in danger of being trafficked for prostitution) had not been established. Previously review was denied (see attachment).

31 May 2012 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Topic(s): Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Social group persecution - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Albania - United States of America

Décision No. 11016512 et 11016511, 20 avril 2012, Cour Nationale du Droit d'Asile

20 April 2012 | Judicial Body: France: Cour nationale du droit d'asile | Topic(s): Blood feuds - HIV and AIDS - Social group persecution | Countries: Albania - France

Demiraj and Another v. Holder, U.S. Attorney General

Petitions for Review of Orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

11 January 2011 | Judicial Body: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit | Topic(s): Abduction - Blood feuds - Convention against Torture (CAT) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution of family members - Social group persecution | Countries: Albania - United States of America

RRT Case No. 1004365

2 September 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Topic(s): Gender-based persecution - Grounds for persecution - Mental health - Multiple nationality - Non-state agents of persecution - SGBV - Safe third country - Social group persecution - State protection - Women-at-risk | Countries: Albania

RRT Case No. 0908334

30 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Topic(s): Blood feuds - Catholic - Country of origin information (COI) - Customary law - Non-state agents of persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Social group persecution - State protection | Countries: Albania - Australia

AM and BM (Trafficked women) Albania v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

The case summary in English has been prepared in the framework of the Knowledge-Based Harmonisation of European Asylum Practices Project (2010-2012), co-financed by the European Refugee Fund.

18 March 2010 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Effective protection - Illegitimate children - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Mental health - Non-state agents of persecution - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Reintegration - Social group persecution - State protection - Trafficking in persons - Women-at-risk | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

RRT Case No. 0908213

18 February 2010 | Judicial Body: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Topic(s): Christian - Migrants - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Social group persecution | Countries: Albania - Australia

MK (Lesbians) Albania v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Heard at Field House on 24, 25 and 26 September 2008, and 26 November 2008.

9 September 2009 | Judicial Body: United Kingdom: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal / Immigration Appellate Authority | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Mental health - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - SGBV - Sexual and reproductive rights - Social group persecution - State protection - Trafficking in persons - Women-at-risk | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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