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.