The safe country concepts


Country Report: The safe country concepts Last updated: 10/07/24


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F. The safe country concepts contains sections on:

  1. Safe country of origin
  2. Safe third country
  3. First country of asylum

Civil society organisations expressed concern about the implementation of the safe third country concept in the absence of an adequate assessment on the human rights situation in the countries and in the absence of clarification about the possible risks to which a person returning there would be exposed. Repeatedly, precautionary measures – interim measures – are pronounced against Switzerland, on the basis of which the UN committees temporarily stop threatening expulsions.[1]




[1] See, Renvois : la pratique des autorités migratoires suisses menace les droits humains, 18 March 2021, available in French (and German) at:

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