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Mark Klaassen on the Dublin claim on Voice of America News

The Dublin claim determines which country of the European Union is responsible for processing the asylum application of a particular asylum seeker. In general, the first country in Europe where the asylum seeker arrives or transits is responsible for processing the asylum application. It is also possible that the asylum seeker's family already resides in another European country. It is then desirable for the asylum seeker to join his family. The asylum seeker will be transferred to the country responsible under the Dublin Regulation.

Mark Klaassen, Assistant Professor of Immigration Law at Leiden University says in VOA News that only 25% of accepted Dublin claims actually result in a transfer to the first country of entry in the EU.

Listen to the VOA broadcast at 2.21 min

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