• Executive Summary
  • Part 1. Single Asylum Procedure
  • A. Introduction
  • B. Comparative Survey
  • I. The Concept of Asylum and Subsidiary Protection and its Procedural Implications - The Need to Grant Protection beyond the Geneva Convention
  • 1. The Emergence of Protection Schemes beyond the Geneva Convention
  • 2. Protection Against the Background of European Harmonization
  • 3. National Differences in Protection Schemes
  • 4. The Growing Importance of Humanitarian Protection
  • II. Types of Separate Single or Combined Asylum Procedures
  • 1. Separate Procedures
  • 2. All-inclusive Asylum Single Procedures
  • 3. Partial Asylum Single Procedures
  • 4. Asylum Single Procedures in Non-EU Countries
  • 5. Summary
  • III. Distribution of the Grounds for Examining Protection Requests u0096 Scope of Application of a Single Procedure ratione materiae
  • 1. All-inclusive Single Asylum Procedure
  • 2. Partial Single Procedure
  • 3. Criteria for the Distribution of Competences
  • IV. Procedural Safeguards to Ensure a Proper Assessment of Different Protection Grounds in a Single Procedure
  • V. Possible Connection between a Single Procedure and the Granting of a Uniform Status
  • VI. Administrative and Judicial Review u0096 Problems and Trends
  • 1. Streamlining Administrative and Judicial Review in Single Asylum Procedures
  • 2. Appeal Rights in Separate Procedures
  • VII. Institutional Arrangements on Co-ordination and Co-operation
  • VIII. Procedural Questions and Problems
  • IX. Skills Required and Special Needs of Vulnerable Persons
  • X. Historical Developments Leading to the Current Approach
  • Synoptic Tables
  • C. Conclusions
  • I. General Remarks
  • II. Advantages of a Single Procedure
  • 1. Facilitation Effects for Applicants for Protection
  • 2. Higher Efficiency of the Procedure
  • 3. Deterrence of Abusive Claims
  • 4. Administrative Savings
  • 5. Promotion of a Common European Asylum System
  • III. Risks and Problems
  • 1. Watering-down Geneva Convention
  • 2. Extensi