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Benchmark study on asylum practices in Switzerland, Denmark and United Kingdom regarding Iraqi, Somali and Eritrean asylum seekers

The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (BFM) has commissioned the ICMPD to undertake a comparative study of asylum procedures in Switzerland, Denmark and United Kingdom regarding claims of particularly Iraqi, Somali and Eritrean asylum seekers.

Objectives
The study aims to comparatively describe current developments in asylum policies and practices in the selected countries and to relate them to:
• changes in the number of asylum claims submitted by the target group
• changes in the perception of attractiveness of the destination countries: CH, DK, UK

Outcomes
• Comparative analysis of asylum and return policies in CH, DK, UK.
• Statistical analysis on asylum claims of Iraqi, Somali and Eritrean asylum seekers submitted in CH, DK, UK.

Duration: 2008-2010
Funded by: Swiss Federal Migration Office (BFM)
Project coordinator: Martin Wagner

Publications

Final report
Benchmarkstudie: Praxis im Asylbereich in Dänemark, Grossbritannien und der Schweiz im Vergleich und betreffend Gesuchssteller aus den Herkunftsländern Irak, Somalia und Eritrea
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