Jesuit Refugee Service Europe: Report on the Dublin system

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Jesuit Refugee Service released this week a report on the functioning and shortcomings of the Dublin system. The report is based on interviews of asylum seekers who have been removed several times owing to the Dublin Regulation and reveals that the rigidity of the EU rules and in their application results in obstacles in the search and obtaining of international protection in the European Union. According to the report, divergences between asylum procedures and reception conditions in the different EU Member States is a major problem that makes the European common system unsustainable. The study identifies a series of actions that EU Member States could carry out to make the system for humane, protective and dignified and argues the need to introduce an element of personal choice into the Dublin Regulation.

Read the full report on the website of the Jesuit Refugee Service.

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