We called on the State to fulfill its obligations under the Reception Conditions Directive Read more
At the Irish Refugee Council, we advocate for best practice reception conditions that recognise and safeguard the dignity of people seeking protection set out under the European Union Reception Conditions Directive (RCD).
The RCD aims at ensuring better and more harmonized standards of reception conditions for people seeking protection throughout the European Union. It provides a framework for an asylum system with the minimum dignified standards of living for all recipients of reception conditions including access to housing, food, clothing, healthcare, education for minors and employment as well as the provision of adequate information and mainstream services.
Despite the RCD coming into force in Ireland in 2018, little has changed in practice. Our report The Reception Conditions Directive: One Year On found Ireland failing to meet legal obligations for, in particular:
The report also contains recommendations for improvements in service delivery and the vindication of rights for people applying for international protection in Ireland including:
In line with the our strategic objectives, we continue to monitor and push for the full implementation of the RCD holding Ireland to account while continuing to present sound research and constructive solutions to bring about positive change for all those seeking protection in Ireland.
We called on the State to fulfill its obligations under the Reception Conditions Directive
This report provides analysis of key elements of the Reception Conditions Directive, situates them in the Irish context and presents recommendations for transposition in line with international standards.
Proposal presenting an alternative reception system for people seeking international protection in Ireland