Asylum Legal Framework and Policy of the Slovak Republic

Jurisprudencija: Mokslo darbu žurnalas 19 (4):1383-1405 (2012)

Abstract
After the establishment of the independent Slovak Republic, legal and institutional ground rules were set for providing asylum to foreigners present on the territory of the Slovak Republic. The national legislation of the last twenty years was adopted in compliance with international treaties and the European Union instruments covering asylum matters. In the field of asylum policy, the Slovak Republic complies with its traditional pillars and supports new forms of protection following the new challenges faced by the international community. The currently valid Asylum Act regulates the international protection of aliens in the Slovak Republic, by defining the conditions and procedures related to granting asylum and provision of subsidiary protection and temporary shelter. The Asylum Act also covers the rights and obligations of different categories of persons, stay in asylum facilities and, partially, the integration of persons that are granted asylum. This article describes and analyses the development of the Slovak asylum legal framework and the concept of asylum policy. Furthermore, it looks at different protection statuses granted to foreigners and finally deals with the refugee migration trends in the Slovak Republic
Keywords laikinoji apsauga  subsidiary protection  Asylum Act  international protection  Prieglobsčio aktas  asylum  temporary shelter  prieglobstis  tarptautinė apsauga  papildoma apsauga
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