First country of asylum


Country Report: First country of asylum Last updated: 30/11/20


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The Asylum Act stipulates that the first country of asylum is the country in which the applicant has been granted refugee status and he or she is still able to avail him or herself of that protection, or in which the applicant enjoys effective protection, including the guarantees arising from the non-refoulement principle.Article 43(1) Asylum Act.

The applicant is entitled to challenge the application of the concept of first country of asylum in relation to his or her specific circumstances.Article 43(2) Asylum Act.

The first country of asylum is yet to be applied in practice.

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