Transposition of the EU Asylum Procedures Directive into Belgian law.
The CGRS released its asylum statistics for March 2018.
Less than 7,300 pending cases – workload drastically decreased
The CGRS released its asylum statistics for February 2018.
Independent enquiry regarding the risk in case of return to Sudan.
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.
The CGRS released its asylum statistics for January 2018.
6 February -International day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Since 1 January 2018, recognized refugees who want to request a travelling document, must do so at the municipality in which they are registered.
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.