Asylum-seeking in Albania

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The right to asylum is qualified as a fundamental value and the importance of having an asylum system and ensuring access to the asylum process derives from legally binding international legal documents ratified by Albania. Being an aspiring country for joining the EU implies the obligation for the Albanian State to harmonize its legal and institutional framework with international standards and the acquis communautaire. This contribution will aim to give a general overview of asylum-seeking in Albania in order to break down the challenges of the current legal and institutional framework. This study does not involve with the Albanian legal regulation of refugees, illegal migrants, economic migrants, or other categories.

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