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Fundamental standards for the protection of refugees

, Index number: POL 33/003/1993

This document sets out certain fundamental principles and safeguards which are essential for the protection of asylum-seekers. They are based on international standards dealing with human rights and the protection of refugees, and cover the following points: the need for all who seek protection to have effective access to asylum procedures; sending asylum- seekers to third countries; procedural safeguards to be followed in the asylum procedure; and the detention of asylum-seekers.

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