24 January 2018

News/Publications: European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Here is Refworld's entry for EASO, with a description of its activities and links to many of its publications.

News & developments:

Agent of Protection? Shaping the EU Asylum Agency (ECRE, Jan. 2017) [text]
- "ECRE's analysis of the potential and risks contained in the proposal to transform EASO into an EU Asylum Agency."

"Anti-fraud Office Investigates EU Asylum Agency Director," Politico, 24 Jan. 2018 [text]

"EASO Preparing for Transformation into European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA)," EASO Newsletter (Oct. 2017) [text]

"A New Form of Delegation in EU Asylum: Agencies as Proxies of Strong Regulators," JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 56, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]
- Examines the role of Frontex and EASO in EU asylum policy.


As part of its training remit, EASO prepares professional development materials for members of courts and tribunals, and 2) develops practical tools and guidance to support Member States' implementation of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

While I have included references to a number of these publications and resources in past posts, I realized there were also some I had overlooked. So here is a complete list of 1) judicial analyses, 2) titles in the Practical Guides Series, and 3) other guidance/tools.

1. Judicial Analyses (chronological order):
  • Article 15(c) Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU) (Dec. 2014) [text]
  • Exclusion: Articles 12 and 17 Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU) (Jan. 2016) [text]
  • Introduction to the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) for Courts and Tribunals* (Aug. 2016) [text]
  • Ending International Protection: Articles 11, 14, 16 and 19 Qualification Directive (2011/95/EU)  (Dec. 2016) [text]
  • Qualification for International Protection (Directive 2011/95/EU)* (Dec. 2016) [text]
* = produced by the International Association of Refugee Law Judges - European Chapter.

Additional language versions can be found here.

Three forthcoming titles to watch for:
  • Asylum Procedures and the Principle of Non-Refoulement: A Judicial Analysis
  • Evidence and Credibility Assessment in the Context of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS): A Judicial Analysis 
  • Judicial Practical Guide on Country of Origin Information 
2. Practical Guides (chronological order):
  • Tools and Tips for Online COI Research (June 2014) [text]
  • Personal Interview (Dec. 2014) [text]
  • Evidence Assessment (March 2015) [text]
  • Researching the Situation of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Persons (LGB) in Countries of Origin (April 2015) [text]
  • The Implementation of Article 15(c) QD in EU Member States (July 2015) [text]
  • Family Tracing (March 2016) [text]
  • Exclusion (Jan. 2017) [text]
Additional language versions can be found here.

3. Other Guidance/Tools:
  • Age Assessment Practice in Europe (Dec. 2013) [text]
  • Access to the Asylum Procedure Toolkit (March 2016) [access]
  • Guidance on Reception Conditions: Operational Standards and Indicators (Sept. 2016) [text]
  • Tool for Identification of Persons with Special Needs (April 2017) [access]
4. Other Publications:

EASO also produces monthly Asylum Trends reports, country of origin information reports, and Annual Reports on the situation of asylum in the EU, among others.

Tagged Publications. 

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