Dublin III in Switzerland

last update: February 2016

Even if not member of the European Union, Switzerland is part of Schengen and Dublin agreements.

Swiss Federal Administrative Court has decided to suspend decisions on Dublin-rejections to Hungary. In practice, this means that the State Secretariat "for" Migration will still be able to decide rejections, but then people should make an appeal in order to profit of the suspension. The Court will decide then later on the appeal, when the State Secretariat will have concluded a research on conditions for (rejected) asylum seekers in Hungary. You will find the decision (in German) by typing D-6161/2015 here: www.bvger.ch. To consult one of the free legal advisory center for asylum seeker follow this link: http://www.w2eu.info/tl_files/doc/Switzerland/160105-rbsadr-extern.pdf.
 
Swiss restarted asylum deportations to Greece in March 2015. The Federal Administrative Court since then allows deportations to Greece if the concerned asylum seeker has already granted international protection in Greece and lived there "for a while": The FAC had to decide in D-6779/2014 on a person who lived in Greece for four years.

You will find the detailed statistics on Dublin-deportations in the end of the documents listed here: https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/de/home/publiservice/statistik/asylstatistik.html. You can find a lot of informations and a brochure about here: http://www.dublin-project.eu/dublin/Switzerland.

To consult one of the free legal advisory center for asylum seeker follow this link: http://www.w2eu.info/tl_files/doc/Switzerland/160105-rbsadr-extern.pdf. The following two contacts are able to give advice and to identify more contacts in Switzerland, if you need more help:

Schweizerische Flüchtlingshilfe
Weyermannsstrasse 10
3008 Bern
Tel.: 0041 (0)31 370 75 75
mail to: info(at)fluechtlingshilfe.ch
www.fluechtlingshilfe.ch

Solidarité sans frontières
Neuengasse 8
3011 Bern
Tel. 0041-(0)31 311 07 70
Fax: 0041-(0)31 311 07 75
Mail: sekretariat(at)sosf.ch

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