Statement: No to this Dublin IV regulation!

December 2016

On 4 May 2016 the European Commission submitted a proposal to change the Dublin III Regulation, which sets out competences for asylum procedures within the European Union. The proposal is part of a complete revision of the Common European Asylum System.

The signatory organisations advocate for cohesion within the European Union (EU) and the safeguarding of the individual right to asylum for refugees. However, the current proposals of the Commission aggravate the problems of the existing Dublin Regulation and provide for a systematic externalisation of refugee protection to countries outside the EU. This is a blatant infringement of the basic principles of our European community of values, which is based on human rights.