ERA Forum

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 521–534 | Cite as

Enhancing efficiency and fairness?

The Commission proposal for a Dublin IV Regulation
  • C. HruschkaEmail author


“Dublin” – the Dublin Regulation – determines, which Member State is responsible for the substantive examination of an asylum application. In May 2016, the Commission issued a proposal for a new Dublin Regulation. This article examines the proposal from the standpoints of efficiency and fairness. The proposal does not sufficiently address the main challenges for the implementation of the Dublin procedure. A sustainable and fair system would essentially need to be based on the participation of the asylum seekers in the Dublin procedure and on leaner, more efficient and pragmatic solutions. The author shows that there is an urgent need to re-work the current proposal.


Dublin Responsibility sharing Common European Asylum System (CEAS) Commission proposal 2016 Responsibility determination Allocation mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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