Legislation

Laws

Law 4375/2016 (as valid on 15 May 2016, unofficial translation commissioned by UNHCR)
«On the organization and operation of the Asylum Service, the Appeals Authority, the Reception and Identification Service, the establishment of the General Secretariat for Reception, the transposition into Greek legislation of the provisions of Directive 2013/32/EC “on common procedures for granting and withdrawing the status of international protection (recast) (L 180/29.6.2013), provisions on the employment of beneficiaries of international protection and other provisions»

Law 3907/2011
«Establishment of an Asylum Service and a First Reception Service, adaptation of the Greek legislation to the provisions of Directive 1008/115/EC ‘with regard to the common rules and procedures in Member States for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals’ and other provisions»

Presidential decrees

Presidential decree No 113/2013
«Establishment of a single procedure for granting the status of refugee or of subsidiary protection beneficiary to aliens or to stateless individuals in conformity with Council Directive 2005/85/EC “on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status” (L 326/13.12.2005) and other provisions.»

Presidential Decree 114/2010
«Procedures concerning the recognition of refugees and person entitled to subsidiary protection»

European Union Directives

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2011/51/EC,amending Council Directive 2003/109/EC to extend its scope to beneficiaries of international protection

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2011/95/EC,on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection, and for the content of the protection granted

Dublin Regulation

Dublin II Regulation

Dublin III Regulation

The 1951 Refugee Convention

Schengen Agreement

European Convention on Human Rights

Common European Asylum System

Read the publication of the European Commission about the Common European Asylum System Statistical Data