Country Report

Country Report: Germany Last updated: 06/04/23


Paula Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik and Marlene Stiller

This update of the report was written by Marlene Stiller and Paula Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, independent researchers and was edited by ECRE. The 2021 update of the report was written by Paula Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik. The first report and updates until 2019 for this country report were written by Michael Kalkmann, Coordinator of Informationsverbund Asyl und Migration.

This report draws on information gathered from national authorities, including publicly available statistics and responses to parliamentary questions, national case law, practice of civil society organisations, as well as other public sources.


The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2022, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of contents on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

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