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This study deals with the voluntary or forced return of rejected applicants for international protection from Austria. In particular, the study describes the relationship between the asylum procedure and the return of rejected asylum-seekers. Further, the study elaborates on challenges to the return of rejected asylum-seekers and how these challenges may be overcome or mitigated. Another main topic are rejected asylum-seekers who cannot be removed for the time being. Additionally, the study discusses practices and policies in Austria that may be regarded as good practices.

Table of contents: 
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Definitions
    • 1.2 Methodology
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SITUATION
  • 3. LINKING RETURN POLICY TO THE ASYLUM PROCEDURE
    • 3.1 Promotion of voluntary return during asylum procedures
    • 3.2 Accelerated asylum procedures
  • 4. THE AUSTRIAN POLICY TOWARDS REJECTED ASYLUM SEEKERS
    • 4.1 Asylum procedures and return proceedings
    • 4.2 Measures to prevent absconding
    • 4.3 Use of information from the asylum procedure
    • 4.4 Other measures to ensure swift return
    • 4.5 The rights and benefits granted to rejected asylum seekers
  • 5. CHALLENGES TO RETURN
  • 6. IMPOSSIBILITY OF RETURN
    • 6.1 Tolerated stay
    • 6.2 Rights and benefits granted to rejected asylum seekers who cannot be returned
    • 6.3 Later return of rejected asylum seekers who could not be removed
  • 7. GOOD PRACTICES AND POLICIES
  • 8. STATISTICS
  • 9. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.2 Bibliography

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