THE ASYLUM RECOGNITION LOTTERY #8

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ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES

THE ASYLUM RECOGNITION LOTTERY

Rates of recognition refers to the number of asylum seekers being granted international protection in a specific country compared to the total number of applications received from this specific country.

These are only two examples illustrating how random it is to obtain international protection in Europe today. Indeed, how to consider asylum procedure objective – based on evidence that a person is in need of international protection after having fled his/her country of origin – when we witness such differences of recognition?  [1].


ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES campaign aims at revealing  the differences between refugees’ rights across Europe.

RISE (Refugees Ideas and Solution for Europe) is a refugee network operating across 14 countries in Europe. We represent the authentic voice of refugees all over Europe and want to contribute to a peaceful and creative coexistence in Europe and play a leading role in developing ideas for joint solutions. We designed the campaign ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES based on consultations we held with refugee communities in 14 different European countries over a period of six months. All topics presented here were raised by the consultation groups and outline the biggest concerns refugees face and the needs to be addressed with priority.

Through a series of informative posters, the RISE network wants to draw attention to the worrisome situations refugees face but also to solutions and best practices that exist. It is worth mentioning that the content of each poster is related to States’ legal framework and the individual experience and perception of refugees, which can differ from one another.

The final event of this campaign took place in Brussels on 20th of March to call for a fair and common asylum application in Europe as well as decent and common standards for all refugees. Furthermore we call the EU to stop trading refugees and signing inhuman migration deals. Sign and share this petition to support us!

[1] Source: http://www.asylumineurope.org/news/17-01-2017/asylum-statistics-2016-sharper-inequalities-and-persisting-asylum-lottery

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