After five years of negotiations, on June 12, 2013, the European Parliament voted on the remaining legislative pieces of the ‘asylum package’, which encompasses the recast Asylum Procedures and Reception directives, and the Dublin and Eurodac Regulations, as well as the recast Qualification Directive already adopted in 2011.
The European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs have adopted a joint communication this week, mapping out the EU response to the Syrian conflict.
The European Commission published its 4th Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum providing a statistical and political overview of 2012.
Asylum seekers and refugees face a real risk of homelessness in Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Poland, according to a series of studies sponsored by UNHCR.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) have launched their Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration.
Today the Dublin Regulation, that identifies which European State is responsible for deciding on an asylum application, turns 10.
Our organisations acknowledge the improvements in the second phase of legislative harmonisation but remain concerned about a number of key aspects of the asylum package in particular with regard to the detention of asylum seekers, legal assistance to asylum seekers in increasingly complex asylum procedures, the lack of sufficient procedural safeguards with regard to vulnerable asylum seekers an
A study by the Jesuit Refugee Service, based on interviews with 257 asylum seekers, shows that over half knew little or nothing about Dublin procedures, which limited their ability to challenge their transfer to another country. The research finds that detainees are much less informed about Dublin procedures than non-detainees are, have less access to lawyers, and are less likely to actually a