Main Debates

Has the first phase of harmonisation of EC asylum law brought about consistency of decision-making and harmonisation in practice? If not, what further steps are required to achieve these aims?

What do the extensive exceptions and qualifications to protection criteria and procedural safeguards in EU instruments mean for access to a fair and effective refugee status determination process?

Cases

See cases under sections VI.2.4.3, VI.2.4.4, VI.2.4.5 and VI.2.4.6 and their respective sub-sections.

Readings

Core

K. Zwaan (ed.), ‘The Procedures Directive: Central Themes, Problem Issues, and Implementation in Selected Member States(Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2008).

R. Errera, ‘Cessation and Assessment of New Circumstances: a Comment on Abdulla’, CJEU, 2 March 2010, International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 23, no. 3 (2011), pp. 521-537.

E. Guild and M. Garlick, ‘Refugee Protection, Counter-Terrorism and Exclusion in the European Union’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 4 (2010), pp. 63–82.

Extended

H. Battjes, European Asylum Law and International Law, (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff publishers, 2006) pp. 289–384.

S. Peers, ‘Legislative Update 2011, EU Immigration and Asylum Law: The Recast Qualification Directive’, European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 14, no. 2 (2012), pp. 199-221. 

 VI.2.4 Procedures for Granting ProtectionVI.2.4 Procedures for Granting Protection

 VI.2.4.1 Responsibility, including the Dublin SystemVI.2.4.1 Responsibility, including the Dublin System

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 VI.2.4.2 Minimum Standards for Reception ConditionsVI.2.4.2 Minimum Standards for Reception Conditions

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 VI.2.4.3 Minimum Standards for Normal ProceduresVI.2.4.3 Minimum Standards for Normal Procedures

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 VI.2.4.4 Minimum Standards for Specific ProceduresVI.2.4.4 Minimum Standards for Specific Procedures

 VI.2.4.4.1 Accelerated and Manifestly Unfounded ProceduresVI.2.4.4.1 Accelerated and Manifestly Unfounded Procedures

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 VI.2.4.4.2 Safe Country of OriginVI.2.4.4.2 Safe Country of Origin

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 VI.2.4.4.3 Safe Third CountryVI.2.4.4.3 Safe Third Country

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 VI.2.4.5 Other Aspects of Decision-makingVI.2.4.5 Other Aspects of Decision-making

 VI.2.4.5.1 Evidentiary IssuesVI.2.4.5.1 Evidentiary Issues

 VI.2.4.5.2 Persons with Special NeedsVI.2.4.5.2 Persons with Special Needs

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 VI.2.4.6 Appeals	VI.2.4.6 Appeals

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