Overview of the legal framework

Republic of Ireland

Author

Irish Refugee Council

The most recent version of relevant national legislation is available at: http://bit.ly/2kneBnp.

Main legislative acts relevant to asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention








Title (EN)

Web Link

International Protection Act 2015

http://bit.ly/2inFha1

Immigration Act 1999

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1999/act/22/enacted/en/html

Immigration Act 2003

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2003/act/26/enacted/en/html

Immigration Act 2004

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2004/act/1/enacted/en/html

Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking Act) 2000

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2000/act/29/enacted/en/html

European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2003/act/20/enacted/en/html

 

Main implementing decrees and administrative guidelines and regulations relevant to asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention











Title (EN)

Web Link

S.I. No. 426/2013 European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013

http://www.attorneygeneral.ie/esi/B30196.pdf

S.I. No. 525 of 2014 European Union (Dublin system) Regulations 2014

http://bit.ly/1LAm261

European Communities (Eligibility for Protection) Regulations 2006

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2006/si/518/made/en/print

Civil Legal Aid (Refugee Appeals Tribunal) Order 2005

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2005/si/730/made/en/print

Refugee Act 1996 unofficial restatement updated to 2004

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/RefugeeAmended.pdf/Files/RefugeeAmended.pdf

S.I. No. 55 of 2005- Immigration Act 1999 (Deportation) Regulations 2005

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2005/si/55/made/en/print

S.I. No. 714 of 2004- Refugee Act 1996 (Safe Country of Origin) Order 2004

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2004/si/714/made/en/print

S.I. No 708 of 2003- Aliens (Visas) Order 2003

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2003/si/708/made/en/print

S.I. No. 103 of 2002- Immigration Act 1999 (Deportation) Regulations 2002

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2002/si/103/made/en/print

 

The International Protection Act 2015 has repealed many of the previous statutory instruments and regulations pertaining to the Irish asylum system. Now the Minister has the power to make new regulations under Section 3 for any matter referred to in the International Protection Act 2015.

 

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti