First country of asylum


Country Report: First country of asylum Last updated: 26/06/23


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While the LITP does not define the concept of first country of asylum, an application may be dismissed as inadmissible where the applicant has been granted international protection or enjoys sufficient protection from refoulement in a third country.[1] In 2018, no decision was taken based on the concept of first country of asylum.[2] No information on decisions taken based on the concept of first country of asylum from 2019 until the end of 2022 is available.




[1] Article 43(1)(2) LITP.

[2] Information provided by the Ministry of Interior, 28 January 2019.

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 I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation