Following recent calls from ECRE and UNHCR for a suspension of transfers to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation, Germany announced steps to suspend transfers to the country on 11 April 2017.
An AIDA comparative report launched today discusses the impact of Europe's two-tier protection regime, distinguishing between refugee status and subsidiary protection, on the rights of those granted protection.
The updated country report on Greece provides a thorough analysis of the transformation of the Greek asylum system in the light of the closure of the Western Balkan route and the EU-Turkey statement.
On 22 March 2017 the UK Home Office announced that Syrians resettled to the UK will be granted refugee status instead of the previously granted Humanitarian Protection.
A newly released ECRE study shows significant impact of three asylum-related cases from the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) and of the EU Charter on the national asylum policies of eight Member States.
A statistical update published by AIDA, releasing figures for 12 European countries from 2016, reveals persisting fundamental dysfunctions in the Dublin system.
The updated country report on Germany provides in-depth insight into the transformation and reform of the German asylum system in the aftermath of large-scale arrivals of asylum seekers. According to estimates by the Federal Ministry of Interior, 280,000 asylum seekers came to Germany in 2016, in comparison to an estimated 890,000 in 2015.
The updated Country Report on Ireland tracks developments in the country’s asylum system following substantial reforms introduced in 2016. The main change is the commencement of the International Protection Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 and officially entered into effect on 31 December 2016.