The goal of the project “Addressing security concerns in asylum
procedure – a comparative study in the V4 countries”, financed by the
Visegrad Fund, was to provide a comprehensive overview of current
national laws and practices in the Visegrad Group countries (Poland,
Slovakia, The Czech Republic and Hungary) as regards to addressing
security concerns within the broadly understood framework of refugee
The resulting 4 country reports include a description of the national
laws and provide examples of best practices and crucial jurisprudence in
this regard. As the reports also list recommendations concerning both
law and practice, the authors hope that their publication would serve as
a basis for developing even more effective mechanisms incorporating
security procedures into protection procedures, while upholding the
international human rights standards.
The relation between asylum and security has not been subject to
comparative research before and thus the project’s innovative report is
meant to form a basis for discussing new policies with state governments
and raise public awareness of the safeguards in place.
The report is available for download by clicking here.