No change in deeply dysfunctional Dublin system

A statistical update published by ECRE’s Asylum Information Database (AIDA) releasing figures for 12 European countries from 2016 reveals persisting fundamental dysfunctions in the Dublin system. The main operators of the Dublin Regulation in 2016 were Germany with 55,690 requests and 3,968 transfers, Switzerland with 15,203 requests and 3,750 transfers and Sweden with 12,118 requests and 5,244 transfers.


Country Report on Switzerland

The updated Country Report on Switzerland tracks recent developments in practice and case law governing asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and integration of beneficiaries of protection. The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a project of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

SFH Press Release

Dublin returnees caught between law and harsh reality

The Danish Refugee Council and the Swiss Refugee Council have published a joint report regarding the situation of persons with special reception needs transferred to Italy under the Dublin III Regulation. The report focuses on reception conditions and access to the asylum procedure.


ECRE Study: The implementation of the hotspots in Italy and Greece

The EU ‘hotspot approach’ was designed to ensure operational support to Member States facing disproportionate migratory pressure. However, research reveals that the pressure in these countries is growing and the challenges in accessing protection are multiplying.

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