Country Report

Country Report: Spain Last updated: 30/11/20


This report was written by Magdalena Queipo de Llano and Jennifer Zuppiroli at Accem, and was edited by ECRE. The 2017 update was written by Jennifer Zuppiroli, Laura Carrillo and Teresa De Gasperis at Accem, and was edited by ECRE. The 2018 and 2019 updates were written by Teresa De Gasperis at Accem and was edited by ECRE.

The information in this report was obtained through observations from Accem’s practice and engagement with relevant stakeholders, including the Office for Asylum and Refuge (OAR), UNHCR, Save the Children, as well as non-governmental organisations.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2019, unless otherwise stated.


To access the report, you can navigate 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