This report provides analysis of key elements of the Directive situates them in the Irish context and presents recommendations for transposition in line with international standards. This document has two purposes: Firstly, it offers guidance to the Irish State, setting out what a human rights-oriented approach to transposition of the Directive should look like in line with Ireland’s international human rights obligations. Secondly, it serves to inform stakeholders and the general public of the full scope of the Directive and the opportunities it poses for enhancing protection of people seeking international protection in Ireland. The layout of the document involves quoting the relevant Article from the Directive, followed by commentary and then a recommendation on how it should be transposed.

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