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Council of Europe Conventions:


European Union Instruments:

  • Council Regulation (EC) No. 343/2003 of 18 February 2003 establishing the criteria and mechanisms  for  determining  the  Member  State  responsible  for  examining  an  asylum application lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national.
  • Council  Regulation  (EC)  No  2725/2000  of  11  December  2000  concerning  the establishment of ’Eurodac’ for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of the Dublin Convention.
  • Council Directive 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003 laying down minimum standards for the reception of asylum seekers.
  • Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted.
  • Council Directive 2005/85/EC of 1 December 2005 on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status.
  • Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance  of  efforts  between  Member  States  in  receiving  such  persons  and  bearing  the consequences thereof.


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