Safe third country


Country Report: Safe third country Last updated: 11/05/23


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The safe country concepts were heavily debated in the context of the 2018 asylum reform. While the government had announced preliminary plans to codify the concept of “safe third country” in French law, this was later abandoned in the bill.[1]




[1] Libération, ‘Les candidats à l’asile ne seront finalement pas renvoyés vers des « pays tiers sûrs »’, 20 December 2017, available in French at:

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview 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