The Effectiveness of Return in Austria – Challenges and Good Practices Linked to EU Rules and Standards (German)

Number of Pages: 
84
ISBN: 
ISBN 978-3-9504448-3-4
E-ISBN: 
978-3-9504448-4-1
Year: 
2017
Available in English
Electronic copy only
Description: 

This study explores how the legal situation and the practices of authorities in Austria are influenced by EU rules and standards. Attention is given to the challenges in carrying out return measures effectively, as well as to good practices to ensure the enforcement of return obligations, in compliance with returnees’ fundamental rights and with the principle of non-refoulement.

Table of contents: 
  • SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Study Background
    • 1.2 Study Objectives and Definitions
    • 1.3 Methodology
  • 2. SUMMARY OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AUSTRIAN RETURN POLICIES
    • 2.1 Implementation of EU Norms
    • 2.2 New Policies and Legislation
    • 2.3 National Debates
  • 3. RETURN DECISIONS
    • 3.1 General Provisions
    • 3.2 Systematic Issuing of Return Decisions
    • 3.3 Recognition of Return Decisions and Travel Documents
    • 3.4 Challenges and Good Practices
  • 4. ENTRY BANS
    • 4.1 General Provisions
    • 4.2 Preconditions for Issuing Entry Bans and Periods of Validity
    • 4.3 Challenges and Good Practices
  • 5. VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE
    • 5.1 General Provisions and Period for Voluntary Departure
    • 5.2 Challenges and Good Practices
  • 6. RISK OF ABSCONDING
  • 7. ENSURING THE ENFORCEMENT OF RETURN OBLIGATIONS
    • 7.1 Detention Pending Removal and other Types of Detention
      • 7.1.1 Detention Types and Preconditions
      • 7.1.2 Detention Length and Facilities
      • 7.1.3 Procedural Guarantees
      • 7.1.4 Statistics
    • 7.2 Lenient Measures
    • 7.3 Challenges and Good Practices
  • 8. PROCEDURAL GUARANTEES AND LEGAL REMEDIES
    • 8.1 General Provisions
    • 8.2 Challenges and Good Practices
  • 9. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR VULNERABLE PERSONS
    • 9.1 Minors and Unaccompanied Minors
      • 9.1.1 Assessment of the Best Interests of the Child
      • 9.1.2 Detention Pending Removal, Return and Reintegration
    • 9.2 Individuals with Medical Needs
    • 9.3 Challenges and Good Practices
  • 10. CONCLUSIONS
    • 10.1 Implementation of the European Commission’s Recommendations in Austria
    • 10.2 The Significance of EU Norms for an Effective Return Policy
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 List of Translations and Abbreviations
    • A.2 Bibliography

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