European States have a long tradition of providing a safe haven to the persecuted and the protection of fundamental rights is embedded in Europe's identity. EU Member States have committed to creating a Common European Asylum System (CEAS). UNHCR welcomes this ambitious and unprecedented process, and is supporting Member States in their harmonization efforts.
Law and Practice in Selected EU Member States with Respect to Asylum-Seekers Fleeing Indiscriminate Violence.
June to December 2012
January to June 2012
UNHCR's Volker Türk discusses development of the Common European Asylum System.
Remarks by António Guterres at Meetings of EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs
- Informal Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council; Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 17 Jan 2013
- Informal Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council; Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 26 Jan 2012
- Remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council 24 Feb 2011