The concept of first country of asylum is defined as a country where the applicant has been recognised as a refugee or otherwise enjoys sufficient protection, including respect of the non-refoulement principle, and maybe readmitted thereto. This is also mentioned as a ground for inadmissibility.
No information is available about the application of this concept. According to the IPA this provision may apply “on a case-by-case basis”. The IPA reported that no decision has been taken on the basis of this concept in 2021 and no further update in 2022.
 Article 24(1)(b) Refugees Act.