Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in the case Diakite (C-285/12) on Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
On 30 January 2014, the Court of Justice of the EU delivered its Judgement in Case C 285/12, Diakité v Commissaire général aux réfugiés et aux apatrides.
The Court stated that, in EU law, the interpretation to be given to the concept of ‘internal armed conflict’ must be independent of the definition used in international humanitarian law. An internal armed conflict must be found to exist where a State’s armed forces confront one or more armed groups or where two or more armed groups confront each other, regardless of the intensity of the confrontations, the level of organisation of the armed forces involved or the duration of the conflict. SHOTLISTLINK
Type: Report Reference: I-085885 Date: 30/01/2014 Duration: 01:45 Personalities:Bay Larsen, Lars Location:Luxembourg [town] - Court of Justice of the EU Languages:ORIGINAL