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procedural guarantees

Definition(s)

In the EU asylum context, special guarantees addressing the legal rights of applicants for international protection as outlined in Chapter II of Directive 2013/32/EU (Recast Asylum Procedures Directive) and Art. 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).

Source(s)

Translations

  • BG: процедурни гаранции
  • CS: procesní záruky
  • DE: Verfahrensgarantien
  • EL: διαδικαστικές εγγυήσεις
  • EN: procedural guarantees
  • ES: garantías procedimentales
  • ET: menetlustagatised
  • FI: menettelylliset takeet
  • FR: garanties procédurales
  • GA: ráthaíochtaí nós imeachta
  • HU: eljárási garanciák
  • IT: garanzie procedurali
  • LT: procedūrinės garantijos
  • LV: procesuālās garantijas
  • MT: Garanziji proċedurali
  • NL: procedurele waarborgen
  • PL: gwarancje proceduralne
  • PT: garantias processuais
  • SK: procesné záruky / procedurálne záruky
  • SL: postopkovna jamstva
  • SV: förfarandegarantier
  • NO: saksbehandlingsgaranti (b); sakshandsamingsgaranti (n)

Synonym(s)

  • procedural safeguards

Broader term(s)

Note(s)

These guarantees comprise the following rights of applicants for international protection: access to the procedure for international protection; right to remain in the Member State pending the examination of the application for international protection; information on their rights and obligations in a language they understand; access to interpreters; the opportunity to communicate with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or with any other organisation providing legal advice or other counselling; notice in reasonable time of the decision by the determining authority on their application; a personal interview, and free legal assistance and representation granted on request in the appeals procedures (including the preparation of the required procedural documents and participation in the hearing before a court or tribunal of first instance on behalf of the applicant.