Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Legal and administrative framework

Luxembourg

There are no legal provisions for resettlement in Luxembourg. However, the Act of 5 May 2006 related to asylum and other forms of protection contains provisions that are relevant for resettlement. Moreover, there is a Regulation (of 1 September 2006) on the conditions for granting social support to asylum seekers.

Laws

* Act of 5 May 2006 relating to asylum and other forms of protection

Abstract

The Act of 5 May 2006 relating to asylum and other forms of protection (Loi du 5 mai 2006 relative au droit d’asile et à des formes complémentaires de protection) was published in Mémorial, A-No 78 of 9 May 2006, p. 1402. It contains provisions relevant for resettlement, namely the following Articles in Chapter 4 on international protection:

-Non-refoulement : Article 43

-Family unity : Article 45

-Residence permit (three years renewable for conventional refugees and one year renewable for beneficiaries of subsidiary protection): Article 46

-Travel Document : Article 47

-Right to work and professional training (on equal basis with Luxembourg nationals): Article 48

-Right to education, diploma recognition (on equal basis with Luxembourg nationals for refugees and on equal basis with non-nationals residing regularly for beneficiaries of subsidiary protection): Article 49

-Right to social welfare (on equal basis with Luxembourg nationals): Article 50

-Right to healthcare (on equal basis with Luxembourg nationals): Article 51

-Access to integration programme: Article 55

Files attached to this content:

Act of 5 May 2006 relating to asylum and other forms of protection in French

Decisions

* Regulation of 1 September 2006 on the conditions for granting social support to asylum seekers

Abstract

Regulation of 1 September 2006 on the conditions for granting social support to asylum seekers (Règlement grand-ducal du 1er Septembre 2006 fixant les conditions et les modalités d’octroi d’une aide sociale aux demandeurs de protection internationale) was published in Mémorial A, n. 171, 22 September 2006, p. 3109. Article 1 of the Regulation outlines the rights granted upon arrival of asylum seekers, before they are formally granted the refugee residence permit, i.e. housing, healthcare, financial support.

Files attached to this content:

Regulation of 1 September 2006 on the conditions for granting social support to asylum seekers in French

Luxembourg snapshot

Size: 2,586 km2

Population: 0.5 million

Year of EU Entry: 1952

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 240 (2010)

Resettlement Scheme: Ad hoc

Resettled Refugees: 28 (2009)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.