AIDA Report Spain: improving reception conditions but barred access to the procedure at the border

AIDA has published a new country report on Spain, its 20th country, written by ACCEM. The report details the workings of the Spanish asylum procedure, pending a legislative reform of the Asylum Law aimed at implementing the recast EU Directives on Asylum Procedures and Reception Conditions, which should have been transposed into national law by last July. It also offers a critical discussion of the country’s controversial age assessment procedure for unaccompanied children. The age assessment process is set out in a 2014 Protocol, which has been contested by a ruling of the Supreme Court, notably on the ground that children should not undergo medical age assessments when they possess official documentation stating their minority.


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