Greece - Administrative Court of Appeals of Athens 1280/2011

The Greek Administration did not err in rejecting the applicant's asylum application as there were no legal grounds in considering that the applicant was a refugee. The applicant, who was a stateless person of Palestinian origin, claimed during his interview that he left his country for economic reasons and in order to find employment, confirming that there were no other reasons forcing him to leave.

Case name (in original language)
Δ.Εφ.Αθ. 1280/2011
Case status
Case number
Δ.Εφ.Αθ. 1280/2011
Date of decision
Court / UN Treaty Body
Administrative Court of Appeals of Athens
Language(s) the decision is available in
Applicant's country of birth
Applicant's country of residence
Relevant Legislative Provisions

Article 1 (A) of the Greek legal decree no. 3989 of 19/26 September 1959 ratifying the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

Article 25 of the Greek law 1975/1991 on the status of foreigners as amended by the Greek law 2452/1996

Presidential Decree 61/1999

Decision & Reasoning

The Court concluded that the claim regarding the breach of the code of conduct was vague and the interview had been executed in the applicant's native tongue. The Court also indicated that the Greek administration did not have an obligation to investigate the reasons forcing to applicant to leave his country, since the applicant claimed that he left on economic grounds. 


The Court found that the Greek Administration did not err in rejecting the applicant's asylum application.