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Working Group on human rights protection in the context of accelerated asylum procedures (GT-DH-AS)
The Group was set up to examine the question of human rights protection in the context of accelerated asylum procedures and, as appropriate, to draft guidelines in this field bearing in mind the requirement to weigh the need for states to process asylum applications in a rapid and efficient manner against the obligation to provide access to a fair asylum determination procedure for those who are in need of international protection. Work took account of information and standards emanating from Council of Europe and other international mechanisms, including the European Court of Human Rights, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) and the UNHCR. The Committee of Ministers adopted the resulting Guidelines in 2009.

Terms of reference

6th meeting of the GT-DH-AS, 18-20 February 2009
Meeting report
5th meeting of the GT-DH-AS, 2-5 September 2008
Meeting report
4th meeting of the GT-DH-AS, 18-20 June 2008
Meeting report
3rd meeting of the GT-DH-AS, 5-7 December 2007
Meeting report
2nd meeting of the GT-DH-AS, 17-19 October 2007
Meeting report
1st meeting of the GT-DH-AS, 6-8 December 2006
Meeting report