Asylum Law and Refugee status

Provisions governing basic cash benefits provided for in the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act held unconstitutional

Today, the Federal Constitutional Court pronounced its judgment on
submissions of the Higher Social Court of the state of North
Rhine-Westphalia (Landessozialgericht Nordrhein-Westfalen) on the
question whether the cash benefits paid according to the Asylum Seekers
Benefits Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz – AsylbLG) to secure the
recipients’ existence...

(Deutsch) Onlinepetition: Keine Internierung von Asylsuchenden am Flughafen Willy Brandt

(Deutsch) Anrechnung der Aufenthaltszeiten des Asylfolgeverfahrens im Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht

Regional Court Considers Rate of Welfare for Refugees Unconstitutional

Das Landessozialgericht Nordrhein-Westfalen (LSG NRW) hält die Sozialhilfe – Leistungen nach § 3 Abs 2 Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (AsylbLG) sowie den Barbetrag nach § 3 Abs 1 AsylbLG für verfassungswidrig. Die Beträge nach § 3 AsylbLG sind nach Auffassung des LSG NRW bereits der Höhe nach evident unzureichend, da die Regelsätze nach dem SGB II bzw. SGB XII um 31 % unterschritten würden....

Petition against the “Residenzpflicht”

German Government takes back the Caveat against the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC

The German Government decided to revoke the caveat against the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Cabinet voted on the 3rd of May 2010  to finally ratify the CRC without the reservations concerning the procedural rights of minors, ending 18 years of discrimination against non-German youth. Germany was unique in treating minors of 16 and older the same as adults when it came to the application...

Handbook for Asylum Seekers and Refugees


Asylum and Refugee Law

Granting asylum to political refugees and protecting refugees according to the Geneva Convention is and remains an obligation and the responsibility of the state written into the German constitution and demanded by international law applicable in Germany. However, due to very restrictive reforms of law and procedure it is in fact very difficult to be granted asylum and refugee status in Germany. Furthermore,...