European Protection in Cases of Group Persecution

01-08-2006

From the theme envisaged by the LIBE committee, "Main policy directions and any potential issues arising concerning asylum in particular in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom with regard to the following four aspects: reception (open and closed reception centres), qualification and processing of the applications, procedures", this briefing note addresses protection offered in Europe to asylum seekers because of the general situation in their country of origin, as opposed to their personal circumstances. It analyses European legislation and state practice in Europe and recommends clarification and eventual extension of protection to people who need it because of general threats.

From the theme envisaged by the LIBE committee, "Main policy directions and any potential issues arising concerning asylum in particular in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom with regard to the following four aspects: reception (open and closed reception centres), qualification and processing of the applications, procedures", this briefing note addresses protection offered in Europe to asylum seekers because of the general situation in their country of origin, as opposed to their personal circumstances. It analyses European legislation and state practice in Europe and recommends clarification and eventual extension of protection to people who need it because of general threats.

Zunanji avtor

Dr. Hemme Battjes, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.