German coalition: Memorandum on Dublin system

Friday, October 4, 2013

A German coalition composed of seven organisations (Pro Asyl, Diakonie, the Paritärische Welfare Association, AWO, the Jesuit Refugee Service, the German Bar Association and the Neue Richtervereinigung) has issued a memorandum criticising the Dublin system for the allocation of responsibility for the examination of asylum claims in the EU. The memorandum argues that the current system overburdens states at the external borders at the EU and, as a result of this, forces asylum seekers into destitution and loss of their rights. It proposes a system based on the free choice of country of asylum for asylum seekers complemented by a financial compensation fund for those states receiving higher numbers of asylum seekers.

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