Access to the territory and push backs


Country Report: Access to the territory and push backs Last updated: 30/11/20


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In 2019, there have been no reports of people being refused entry at the border. In 2018, due to capacity problems within the IND, some Cuban asylum seekers were held at the Schiphol Airport lounge for three days before they were able to lodge their asylum application. The Council of State ruled that this situation was unacceptable and that the State Secretary has to provide adequate facilities for the persons concerned.[1]

[1]Council of State, Decisions No 201805797/1 and 201805795/1, 20 December 2018.


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