Useful Documents and Links

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EU asylum legislation

recast Qualification Directive: Directive 2011/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection, and for the content of the protection granted

recast Asylum Procedures Directive: Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection

recast Reception Conditions Directive: Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection

Dublin III Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person

National Authorities responsible for Dublin: Authorities responsible for fulfilling the obligations arising under Regulation (EU) No 604/2013

Eurodac Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice

Relocation Decisions: Council Decision (EU) 2015/1523 of 14 September 2015 establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece; Council Decision (EU) 2015/1601 of 22 September 2015 establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece.

Temporary Protection Directive: Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance of efforts between Member States in receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof

Long Term Residents Directive: Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 Concerning the Status of Third-Country Nationals Who are Long-Term Residents, amended by Directive 2011/51/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2011

Family Reunification Directive: Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification 

EASO Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 439/2010 of the European Parliament and of The Council of 19 May 2010 establishing a European Asylum Support Office

AMIF Regulation: Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 May 2014 establishing the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

Migration Statistics Regulation: Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection

 

ECRE Information Notes and Comments on EU legislation

Information Notes on the transposition and implementation of EU legislation

ECRE Information Note on the Reception Conditions Directive (recast), July 2015

ECRE Information Note on the AMIF Regulation, May 2015

ECRE Information Note on the Dublin III Regulation (recast), April 2015

ECRE Information Note on the Asylum Procedures Directive (recast), December 2014

ECRE Guidance Note on the transposition and implementation of the EU asylum acquis, February 2014

ECRE Information Note on the Qualification Directive (recast), October 2013

 

Comments on EU legislative proposals

ECRE, ICMC, Caritas Europa, CCME, IRC and Red Cross EU, Joint Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation establishing a Union Resettlement Framework, November 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for an Asylum Procedures Regulation, November 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Qualification Regulation, November 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Dublin IV Regulation, October 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal to recast the Reception Conditions Directive, October 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Union Asylum Agency, July 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal to recast the Eurodac Regulation, July 2016

ECRE, Amnesty & ICJ Joint Briefing on the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation, April 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal for an EU common list of safe countries of origin, October 2015 

ECRE, Amnesty & ICJ Joint Briefing on the Commission Proposal on the Rules for Frontex operations at sea, September 2013

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal to Recast the Qualification Directive, March 2010

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposal to recast the Dublin Regulation, April 2009

ECRE Comments on the amended Commission Proposal to recast the Reception Conditions Directive, September 2011

ECRE Comments on the amended Commission Proposal to recast the Asylum Procedures Directive, September 2011

ECRE Comments on EU plans to establish a European Asylum Support Office (EASO), December 2008

 

Comments, information notes and positions on asylum-related issues

ECRE, Policy Note: Agent of Protection? Shaping the EU Asylum Agency, January 2017

ECRE, Policy Note: Chartering a Way to Protection: The EU Charter, January 2017

ECRE, Policy Note: The Right to Work for Beneficiaries of International Protection, December 2016

ECRE, Policy Note: The Right to Housing for Beneficiaries of International Protection, December 2016

ECRE; Policy Note: Protected Across Borders: Mutual recognition of asylum decisions in the EU, December 2016

ECRE, Policy Note: The Road out of Dublin: The Reform of the Dublin Regulation, October 2016

ECRE, Policy Note: Untying the EU Resettlement Framework, October 2016

ECRE/ELENA, Information Note on Family Reunification for Beneficiaries of International Protection in Europe, June 2016

ECRE Comments on the Commission Recommendation relating to the reinstatement of Dublin transfers to Greece, February 2016

ECRE/ELENA, Research Note: Bulgaria, February 2016

ECRE, Case-Law Fact Sheet: Prevention of Dublin transfers to Hungary, January 2016

ECRE/ELENA Information Note on Dublin transfers post-Tarakhel: Update on European case law and practice, October 2015

ECRE Comments on the Commission Staff Working Document on the implementation of the Eurodac Regulation, June 2015

ECRE/ELENA Information Note on Syrians seeking protection in Europe, November 2013

 

ECRE partners and members' comparative reports

ECRE, Dutch Council for Refugees, Greek Council for Refugees, Italian Council for Refugees and ProAsyl, The implementation of the hotspots in Italy and Greece, December 2016

ECRE, Nidos, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Scottish Refugee Council & France Terre d'Asile, No Longer Alone: Advancing reception standards for unaccompanied children, October 2016

International Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, Falling through the cracks: Asylum procedures and reception conditions for torture victims in the European Union, June 2016

Cordelia Foundation, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, FAR & ACET, From Torture to Detention: Access of Torture Survivor and Traumatised Asylum-Seekers to Rights and Care in Detention, January 2016 

Asylkoordination Austria, British Refugee Council, Danish Refugee Council, Legal Clinic for Refugees and Immigrants, Italian Council for Refugees & ILPA, Right to Justice: Quality Legal Assistance for Unaccompanied Children, July 2014

Irish Refugee Council, Asylum Aid, Estonian Human Rights Centre & COMPAS, Providing Protection: Access to early legal advice for asylum seekers, July 2014

ECRE, Asylum Aid, Dutch Refugee Council & Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Actors of Protection and the Application of the Internal Protection Alternative, June 2014

JRS Europe, Protection Interrupted: The Dublin Regulation’s Impact on Asylum Seekers’ Protection, June 2013

Forum Réfugiés-Cosi, ECRE & Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Dublin II Regulation: Lives on hold, January 2013

 

EU institutions and agencies' reports

EASO, Annual Report on the situation of asylum in the EU 2015, July 2016

EMN, Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum 2015, June 2016

FRA, Opinion concerning an EU common list of safe countries of origin, March 2016

FRA, Fundamental rights implications of the obligation to provide fingerprints for Eurodac, October 2015

European Commission, Report on the implementation of the Migration Statistics Regulation, July 2015

EASO, Annual Report on the situation of asylum in the EU 2014, July 2015

EU-LISA, Annual Report on the 2014 Activities of Eurodac, June 2015

EMN, Annual Report on immigration and asylum 2014, June 2015

EASO, Annual Report on the situation of asylum in the EU 2013, July 2014

FRA, Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2013, June 2014

FRA & ECtHR, Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration, June 2014

 

FRA monthly overviews of migration-related fundamental rights concerns can be found here.

 

Jurisprudence

ECRE, European Database of Asylum Law

European Court on Human Rights, Case Law Database

Court of Justice of the European Union, Case Law Database

 

 

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection across 20 countries.