Common safeguards must be ensured for people fleeing persecution and seeking international protection – asylum seekers must have access to fair and efficient asylum procedures.
The Asylum Procedures Directive establishes common standards of safeguards and guarantees to access a fair and efficient asylum procedure. (The previous version of the Directive is still valid until 21 July 2015 when the new one becomes applicable).
The previous Directive was the lowest common denominator between Member States at the time. The rules were often too vague and derogations allowed Member States to keep their own rules, even if these went below basic agreed standards.
The new Asylum Procedures Directive is much more precise. It creates a coherent system, which ensures that asylum decisions are made more efficiently and more fairly and that all Member States examine applications with a common high quality standard.
The recognition by an EU State of a non-EU national or a stateless person as a person eligible for subsidiary protection.
A country of origin of asylum applicants is considered safe if it does not, or not generally, produce refugees...
The recognition by an EU State of a non-EU national or stateless person as a refugee.
A person who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political ...
Any examination of, or decision or ruling concerning, an application for asylum by the competent authorities ...
The country that is a source of migratory flows (regular or irregular).
The establishment of a common asylum procedure and a uniform status for those who are granted asylum or ...
An application made by a non-EU national or a stateless person that can be understood as a request for international protection from an EU State, under the Geneva Convention. Any application for international protection is presumed to be an application for asylum unless a non-EU national or a stateless person explicitly requests another kind of protection that can be applied for separately.
A non-EU national or a stateless person who has made an application for asylum in respect of which a final decision has not yet been taken.
A form of protection given by a State, on its territory, based on the principle of non-refoulement and internationally ...