The author addresses the question of taking into account vulnerability in the European law on asylum by devoting special attention to the European Directive of 27 January 2003 on reception conditions for asylum seekers and to recast proposals of the text presented by the European Commission. She analyzes the issue from a new point of view and from different perspectives – legal and practical, European and national.
Her approach is multidisciplinary so the study at the origin of her book brought together lawyers, psychologists, social workers, specialists on the reception of asylum seekers, NGO representatives, Member States or members of the academic circle.
As part of the establishment of a Common European Asylum System by 2012, the review of the proposed amendments to legal instruments other than the reception conditions directive (mainly the asylum procedures directive and the Dublin Regulation) highlight the will of European institutions to give greater protection to vulnerable persons.
The legal review of these proposals and recast texts to the reception conditions Directive, as well as the position of some Member States, show that conceptualization and implementation of this increased consideration for vulnerability in European law on asylum are still uncertain and under construction.
In order to improve both conceptualization and implementation recommendations for law and practice are advocated.
Table of contents
Introduction / Introduction
ANALYSE DES DISPOSITIONS PERTINENTES, BONNES PRATIQUES ET RECOMMANDATIONS
PART I – ANALYSIS OF THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS, GOOD PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDATIONS
PART II – LEGAL SYNTHESIS REPORT
PART III – PRACTICAL SYNTHESIS REPORT
PART IV – CONTRIBUTIONS OF PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS