What is Dublin Regulation?

The Dublin Regulation (Regulation No. 604/2013; sometimes the Dublin III Regulation; previously the Dublin II Regulation and Dublin Convention) is a   European Union (EU) law that determines the   EU Member State responsible to examine an application for  asylum seekers seeking  international protection under the  HYPERLINK “” \o “Convention relating to the Status of Refugees” Geneva Convention and the EU Qualification Directive, within the  European Union. It is the cornerstone of the Dublin System, which consists of the Dublin Regulation and the EURODAC Regulation, which establishes a Europe-wide fingerprinting database for unauthorised entrants to the EU. The Dublin Regulation aims to “determine rapidly the Member State responsible for an asylum claim and provides for the transfer of an asylum seeker or refugee to that Member State. Usually, the responsible Member State will be the state through which the asylum seeker first entered the EU.

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