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The Asylum Acquis Handbook

ISBN13: 9789067041225
ISBN: 906704122X
Published: June 2000
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £54.50

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The Asylum Acquis Handbook is a unique and comprehensive tool for those who have a sincere interest in contributing to a sound, common European asylum policy. Asylum has always been an intensively debated topic, and these days even more so than in the recent past. Virtually everyone has an opinion on the subject and the general consensus is that the European Union should strive for a common asylum policy. Yet, basic information is lacking: while there is talk on an `acquis', talk on `communitarization', the various discussions, so far, miss the firm foundation on which to build the common European asylum house. The Asylum Acquis Handbook seeks to fill this gap and serves as an important reference book with in-depth information on asylum-related topics, including: + an overview of the Acquis + the texts of the various relevant instruments + value-free commentaries + informative contributions, especially written for this Handbook by leading experts, and + additional information and sources. Noteworthy is the Preface with relevant parts of a thought-provoking keynote address, delivered by Antonio Vitorino, EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, at the 4th Metropolis Conference,

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Contributions; 1.1 The EU Asylum Acquis: history and context Johannes van der Klaauw; 1.2 Harmonisation of asylum and immigration policies: the long and winding road from Amsterdam via Vienna to Tampere Cornelis D. de Jong; 1.3 Decision-making in justice and home affairs Helen Staples; 1.4 Amsterdam and the institutions Georg Wirtz; 1.5 The Danish exception Denmark's JHA Reservation and Amsterdam Fabrice Liebaut; 1.6 The enlargement process and JHA co-operation Oliver Seiffarth; 1.7 Actors and sources Peter J. van Krieken; 2. Lists; 2.1 Original list; 2.2 Chronological list; 2.3 Topical list; 2.4 TAIEX list; 2.5 What is the acquis (Brussels = commentary); 3. Texts (26 relevant instruments); 4. Commentaries Brussels = commentaries on the most important instruments; 4.1 Commission working document dd 3 March 1999; 4.2 Joint position, 4 March 1996 [JP]; 4.3 Minimum guarantees for asylum procedures [MG]; 4.4 Host third countries [HTC]; 4.5 ('Safe') countries ('of origin') [CoO]; 4.6 Manifestly unfounded applications [MUA]; 4.7 Unaccompanied minors [UM]; 4.8 Readmission agreements; 4.9 Dublin and Eurodac; 5. Additional texts; 5.1 Title IV of the consolidated version of the Treaty establishing the European Community; 5.2 Protocol on asylum for national of member States of the European Union; 5.3 Convention relating to extradition between the member States of the European Union; 5.4 Vienna action plan; 5.5 Tampere milestones; 5.6.a Draft Eurodac Convention; 5.6.b Draft Eurodac Protocol; 5.6.c Draft Eurodac Regulation; 5.7 List ExCom conclusions; 5.8 UNHCR handbook, Introduction and conclusion; 6. Cross references.