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Types of Asylum Procedures in Europe

The dataset gives an overview of the different types of asylum procedures across Europe.

The four main asylum precedures are:

  1. Border  procedure: Article 43 of the recast Asylum Procedures Directive allows for procedures relating to the admissibility and/or the substance of an asylum application to take place at the border for up to a period of four weeks. Where this time elapses and no decision has been taken the applicant will be granted access to the territory, although a derogation seems to be possible for an indefinite period of time where there are a large number of third country national arrivals.
  2. Admissibility procedure: Article 5 of the Dublin III Regulation foresees that a personal interview takes place in order to establish the determining State under the Dublin procedure. This interview allows for a proper understanding of the Dublin system, the possibility to submit information on the presence of family relations and to challenge a transfer decision. Many countries have used the admissibility interview to examine applications under the Dublin procedure. As a result, the applicant is subjected to an interview which may not be tailored to the specificities of the application of the Dublin criteria and the right to raise challenges against a transfer.
  3. Accelerated procedure: Asylum procedure conducted in shorter time-frames and involving reduced procedural safeguards, including reduced time-limits for lodging appeals.
  4. Dublin procedure: Dublin system establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application.

Note: Data are from the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) - a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention across 16 European Union (EU) Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) and two non-EU countries (Switzerland, Turkey).

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Types of Asylum Procedures in Europe | List of References

© 05.03.2021, Provided by Database for Institutional Comparisons in Economies (https://dice.ifo.de/en/node/224208)
Author Title Publication Edition Url Accessed Source type
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) Asylum Procedures in Europe: Types of Procedures 2016 http://asylumineurope.org/ 2016-03-03 web

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