Legal note on the legal status & living conditions of a Syrian asylum-seeker upon his return to Greece under the Dublin-Regulation
The Legal Note presented by the foundation PRO ASYL and Refugee Support Aegean is based on an Expert Opinion (dated 29.7.2019) provided by RSA’s lawyer, Ms Marianna Tzeferakou, to the Administrative Court of Munich. The Note provides legal analysis regarding the legal status and the living conditions of a Syrian asylum applicant in case of his return from Germany to Greece under the Dublin Regulation.
- It presents concerns on the effectiveness of the asylum procedure in Greece in relation to the application of the ‘safe third country’ concept and Turkey;
- the likeliness of the applicant’s claim being rejected at the second and third instance;
- information on the detention and living conditions that the applicant will face upon his return to Greece;
- an analysis of the lack of safeguards/ effective remedy in the event of his readmission to Turkey.
The Legal Note contains updates until the first week of November 2019 to reflect the serious deterioration of reception conditions in the hotspots of the Aegean Islands and the recent changes in Greek asylum legislation.