Austria’s Return Policy: Application of Entry Bans Policy and Use of Readmission Agreements

Number of Pages: 
83
Year: 
2014
Available in German
Electronic copy only
Description: 

This study describes the role of entry bans and readmission agreements to support Austria's return policy. Legal regulations concerning entry bans are examined, particularly in connection with return decisions. Various aspects regarding the practical application of entry bans are also analysed. After providing a comprehensive overview of existing readmission agreements, some challenges in their implementation are discussed. Finally, possible synergies between entry bans and readmission agreements on the one hand, and reintegration assistance on the other hand, are also explored.
 

Table of contents: 
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Definitions
    • 1.2 EU legal and policy framework
    • 1.3 Methodology
  • 2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF ENTRY BANS
    • 2.1 Connectivity between return decision and entry ban
    • 2.2 Grounds for imposing entry bans
      • 2.2.1 Positive list of grounds
      • 2.2.2 Reasons for prevention for imposition of entry bans
    • 2.3 Recipients of entry bans – return decisions regime
    • 2.4 Territorial scope of entry bans
  • 3. PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ENTRY BANS
    • 3.1 Authority responsible
    • 3.2 Possibilities of appeal
      • 3.2.1 Deadline
      • 3.2.2 Prohibition of new pleas
    • 3.3 Withdrawal and shortening of entry bans
    • 3.4 Cooperation between EU-Member States
      • 3.4.1 Information sharing through SIS or other mechanisms
      • 3.4.2 Consultation among Member States on entry bans
    • 3.5 Effectiveness of entry bans
      • 3.5.1 Practical challenges using entry bans
      • 3.5.2 Measuring the effectiveness of entry bans
  • 4. PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF READMISSION AGREEMENTS
    • 4.1 Authority responible
    • 4.2 Austria’s bilateral readmission agreements
      • 4.2.1 Bilateral readmission agreements with third countries
      • 4.2.2 Bilateral readmission agreements with EEA countries
    • 4.3 Challenges to implementing readmission agreements
    • 4.4 Evaluation of effectiveness
    • 4.5 Preferences for the use of bilateral- or EU readmission agreements
  • 5. SYNERGIES WITH REINTEGRATION ASSISTANCE
    • 5.1 Cooperation with authorities in third-country
    • 5.2 Application for reintegration assistance with entry ban
      • 5.2.1 Authority responsible
      • 5.2.2 Reintegration assistance with entry ban
      • 5.2.3 Reintegration assistance for returnees removed on basis of readmission agreement
  • 6. RETURN STATISTICS
    • 6.1 Forced returns
    • 6.2 Voluntary returns
    • 6.3 Assisted voluntary returns
  • 7. SUMMARY
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.2 Bibliography
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