First country of asylum


Country Report: First country of asylum Last updated: 30/11/20


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According to Article 13(2)(2) LAR, an application can be dismissed as inadmissible where the asylum seeker has been granted and can still enjoy refugee status or other effective protection in a third country, including protection from refoulement, provided that he or she can be returned to that country.

National asylum legislation does not envisage the first country of asylum concept separately from, or, in addition to, the “safe third country” lists.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation