Immigration : Asylum: Commission Puts Refugees Back at Heart of System
Believing that in Europe the "procedure is little concerned with asylum applicants," the European Commission proposed, on 3 December, improving the Dublin II(1) system, which is considered to be unfair to refugees. At the same time, the EU executive wants to reinforce the protection of the most vulnerable (unaccompanied children and single women, in particular) and calls for family reunification and free legal assistance.
"Our objective is to place asylum applicants at the heart of a more human and fair procedure," explained EU Justice, Liberty and Security Commissioner Jacques Barrot.
Created in 2003 to avoid multiple demands, the Dublin regulation …
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Publication information: Article title: Immigration : Asylum: Commission Puts Refugees Back at Heart of System. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Europe-East. Publication date: December 18, 2008. Page number: 240278. © 2009 Europolitics. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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