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Asylum Procedures

Transposition of the EU Asylum Procedures

Transposition of the EU Asylum Procedures Directive into Belgian law.

Asylum statistics March 2018

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for March 2018.

Asylum statistics – survey of 2017

Less than 7,300 pending cases – workload drastically decreased

Asylum statistics February 2018

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for February 2018.

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Report on Sudan

 Independent enquiry regarding the risk in case of return to Sudan.

New list of safe countries

Belgium has approved a new list of safe countries of origin. This has some specific consequences for the procedure at the CGRS and for the appeal procedure at the Council for Alien Law Litigation.

A country of origin can be considered as safe if there is generally and consistently no persecution or risk of suffering serious harm.

In order to determine if a country is safe, the legal situation, the application of the law and the general political conditions in the country are taken into account.

Asylum statistics Janvier 2018

The CGRS released its asylum statistics for January 2018.

International day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

6 February -International day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Travelling documents no longer issued by provincial administrations

Since 1 January 2018, recognized refugees who want to request a travelling document, must do so at the municipality in which they are registered.

Helpdesk lawyers reachable between Christmas and New Year’s Day

The CGRS is closed from 25 December 2017 up to and including Monday 1 January 2018. However, there will be limited access to the Helpdesk lawyers.