First country of asylum


Country Report: First country of asylum Last updated: 03/06/21


The Procedure Decree provides for the “first country of asylum” concept as a ground for inadmissibility (see Admissibility Procedure). The Territorial Commission declares an asylum application inadmissible where the applicant has already been recognised as a refugee by a state party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and can still enjoy such projection.[1] The “first country of asylum” concept has not been used in practice.


[1]           Article 29(1)(a) Procedure Decree.

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