folder VI.2.4.2 Minimum Standards for Reception Conditions

Main Debate

Has the EU set an adequate standard for reception conditions?


Main Points

Purposes of EU power over reception conditions

Objectives of the Reception Conditions Directive

Level of obligations in Directive

Exceptions from obligations


Editor’s Note

Is the recast Directive likely to raise standards anywhere?

What disputes might arise concerning its interpretation?

What are the consequences (legal and otherwise) of States’ failure to respect their obligations to provide minimum reception conditions in practice?