No Detention and Deprivation of Rights of People seeking Protection

January 2020

Respon­se to the Ger­man Out­line for reori­en­ting the Com­mon Euro­pean Asyl­um Sys­tem

Inher agen­da for Euro­pe, new­ly elec­ted Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on Pre­si­dent Ursu­la von der Ley­en announ­ced her inten­ti­on to pre­sent a New Pact on Migra­ti­on and Asyl­um, inclu­ding a reform of the Com­mon Euro­pean Asyl­um Sys­tem (CEAS). Apro­po­sal for this reform is expec­ted in spring 2020. It could be that this initia­ti­ve will build on a paper by the Ger­man Federal Minis­try of the Inte­rior, Buil­ding and Com­mu­ni­ty (BMI) of 13 Novem­ber 2019. The pro­po­sals released in Novem­ber 2019 can be sum­med up asa bor­der pro­ce­du­re with detenti­on. Only if the­re is a posi­ti­ve pre-exami­na­ti­on is the ent­ry to the Euro­pean Uni­on (EU) allo­wed in order to under­go the asyl­um pro­ce­du­re. The­se asyl­um see­kers will be re-allo­ca­ted to dif­fe­rent Mem­ber Sta­tes on the basis of a dis­tri­bu­ti­on key.The asyl­um app­li­ca­ti­ons of tho­se asyl­um see­kers who do not pass the pre-exami­na­ti­on will be deci­ded defi­ni­tively in the bor­der pro­ce­du­re. If they are rejec­ted they are to be retur­ned from that point.