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The Common European Asylum System Vulnerable Asylum Applicants


Auteur(s) : Dersim Yabasun
Uitgeverij: Wolf Legal Publishers
ISBN : 9789462405363
november 2019
Gewicht : 450

2019 is an important milestone for the European asylum policy. Twenty years ago, the European Council decided in Tampere, Finland to establish a Common European Asylum System (CEAS). One of the main Tampere policy objectives was to create a system that includes common standards for a fair and efficient asylum procedure in the European Union (EU). In 2015, when the number of asylum applications in the EU doubled compared to previous years, it appeared that the CEAS was unable to address the migration challenges. The unprecedented number of asylum applicants has caused serious challenges for Member States to meet their obligations in providing adequate reception conditions and to ensure procedural arrangements. This situation has most likely affected a growing number of asylum applicants who are particularly vulnerable. Examples of asylum applicants who are presumed to be particularly vulnerable include victims of torture and unaccompanied minors.

This book examines the CEAS and assesses whether the European Council Tampere policy objective of establishing common standards for a fair and efficient asylum procedure has been realized with regard to vulnerable asylum applicants. It also examines whether the legal standards that stem from the recast legislative acts of the CEAS concerning vulnerable asylum applicants, in particular with regard to victims of torture and unaccompanied minors, are in accordance with international human rights law, and whether these legal standards have been adequately implemented at the national level. The country selected to assess the implementation of relevant legal standards with regard to vulnerable asylum applicants is the Netherlands.