A lawyers’ strike seizes the asylum machine

The National Court for the Right of Asylum (CNDA) has been undergoing a slow strike since October, which lengthens the processing time for cases and affects its balance sheet.

This week, the lawyers’ strike is Monday and Thursday.” Vice-president of the National Court of Asylum (CNDA), Isabelle Dely does not resign herself: “We will have to get out of it; we can’t go on like this.“And to continue:”This Thursday, for example, out of 13 cases for which I am responsible, only one, in principle, will be marked by the presence of a lawyer; for the others, I have no one and the cases will have to be sent back to distant dates, while some have been waiting for an outcome since 2018.»

The protest movement was launched on October 4 at the call of the Elena France association, bringing together around twenty specialized firms, or around fifty lawyers at the very least. It is carried out in a pearly way, two to three days a week, which allows it to be installed over time. Result: it deeply disrupts the institution attached to the Council of State and chaired by Dominique Kimmerlin. “We end up with 50% referrals of files currently“, assures his…

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