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European Union - Nineteenth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 19 March 2002.


CONTENTS
  • PART 1: Summary
  • The Proposal
  • Related Reports
  • Conclusions
  • Our inquiry
  • PART 2: BACKGROUND
  • The legal and political mandate
  • A common European asylum system
  • The Geneva Convention
  • The Dublin Convention
  • Hierarchy of responsibility criteria
  • Readmission criteria
  • Eurodac
  • The Commission's consultation paper
  • The working of the Convention—the statistics
  • The working of the Convention—the problems and difficulties
  • The working of the Convention—the costs
  • Objectives of the proposal
  • The proposal—fundamental principles and essential features
  • PART 3: ISSUES AND EVIDENCE
  • Shortcomings of Dublin Convention
  • General reactions to Commission's proposal
  • Relationship to other harmonisation measures
  • An alternative to Dublin
  • Respect for international obligations
  • Article 3(3)—derogation
  • Scope
  • New/additional criteria
  • Family unity
  • Definition of "family member"
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Extending the Dublin family unity criterion
  • Simultaneous claims
  • Criteria linked to border/immigration controls
  • Illegal presence/stay
  • Article 14—the State where the application is lodged
  • Humanitarian clause
  • Taking charge and taking back—time limits
  • Taking charge and taking back—evidentiary requirements
  • Appeals—suspensive effect
  • Administrative co-operation
  • Bilateral arrangements
  • PART 4: OPINION
  • Introduction
  • Need for a Regulation
  • Problems with Dublin
  • Main changes
  • Questions raised
  • An alternative to Dublin
  • Scope—subsidiary protection
  • The criteria—family reunification
  • Family reunification—Article 7
  • Family reunification—"family member"
  • Illegal entry/presence
  • The criteria—implications for Enlargement
  • Bilateral agreements
  • Appeals
  • Recommendation

  • Appendix 1—Membership of the Sub-Committee

    Appendix 2—List of Witnesses


     
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