- (is obtained through) asylum procedure
- (is applied for by) asylum seeker, refugee
- political asylum, diplomatic asylum (are types of)
- (grants a refugee) permit to remain
- (is a national alternative to) refugee status
International law guarantees to each person fleeing persecution the right to request asylum in a safe country.
The broader case is that not every asylum seeker is a refugee.
Asylum laws differ in each European state because the EU considers immigration law a matter of national sovereignty.
- application for asylum, asylum application
- right of asylum
- asylum process, procedure, system
- asylum seeker, applicants
- asylum status
- asylum laws, policy, system
- to seek, claim, request, apply for asylum
- to grant, provide, give asylum (to be granted, provided, given asylum)
- to deny asylum (to be denied asylum)
A co-ordinated inter-governmental response, such as a unified asylum system, will spread the burden of hosting new refugees throughout the EU.
This prevents asylum applicants in the EU from applying for asylum to numerous member states and situations when no member state takes responsibility for an asylum seeker.
Indeed, the number of Syrians seeking asylum in Europe is not even close to the number already within the borders of Syria's neighboring countries.