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A new Asylum Policy for Europe?!

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights drafted in the context of a research study recommendations for a future EU asylum policy which is based on human rights.

European countries are confronted with a new reality – rising numbers of persons in need of international protection. This increase reflects the development at global level. This high numbers of refugees will constitute the ‘new reality’ for a longer period of time and have wide-ranging societal impacts. Irrespective of the number of protection seekers, EU Member States are obliged to act in conformity with obligations deriving from international human rights and refugee law.

The existing ‘Common European Asylum System’ cannot deal adequately with the ‘new reality’. As a result, persons in need of international protection are suffering.  Politicians but also experts demand a solution at EU level. For this reason this projects aimed at analysing existing proposals for solutions from a legal (in particular human rights and refugee rights) as well as political science perspective and at developing new recommendations. The project dealt with one of the most important topics with regard to the future of Europe. Civil society can use the output of the project as a basis for own activities and were involved in the context of the roundtable.

The report (in English) is available at:

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Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte – Forschungsverein (BIM-FV)
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Funded by: Call for Europe