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New asylum policy on non-Dublin third country cases


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The Home Office has published a new policy document entitled Inadmissibility: EU grants of asylum, first country of asylum and safe third country concepts, all about non-Dublin third country cases. It covers Immigration Rules 345A-D on asylum claims where the claimant has:

  1. Already been granted protection in another EU country (rule 345A)
  2. Already been granted protection in a non-EU country which is considered safe (rule 345B)
  3. A “sufficient degree of connection” to a non EU safe country to be removed there (rule 345C and 345D)

There are few if any such cases as far as I’m aware, so the time spent writing the policy was no doubt time well spent.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.