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

Law on the establishment of the Asylum Service and the Service of First Reception (3907/2011)

Legal and administrative framework

Abstract

The Law of 26 January 2011 (Official Journal No 7) concerns the establishment of the Asylum Service and the Service of First Reception (transposition of the directive 2008/115/EC). This Law is not used in practice. The reason is the delay in the establishment of the Asylum Service as proscribed by the law.

Note well, that Article 5 of the Law states that the Asylum Service is competent for ‘every process of attribution of the refugee status, its content, and the procedures of temporary protection attribution’. This disposition could potentially be used as a basis for further involvement of the Asylum Service in resettlement activities.

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Law on the establishment of the Asylum Service and the Service of First Reception (3907/2011) in Greek