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

Asylum Law (27/2008 of 30 June 2008)

Legal and administrative framework


The Asylum Law of 30 June 2008 establishes conditions and procedures for granting asylum and subsidiary protection and the statuses of asylum applicant, refugee and of subsidiary protection, transposing into internal juridical order Council Directives numbers 2004/83 EC, of 29th April and 2005/85 EC, of 1st December.

The Law contains specific provisions on resettlement, attached below in English (unofficial translation).

The Law in English is available on UNHCR's website at:

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Asylum Law (27/2008) in Portuguese

Provisions on resettlement in Asylum Law of 30 June 2008 in English (unofficial translation)