In 2014, there were approximately 52 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide. Against this backdrop, Germany has recently registered rising numbers of asylum claims and refuge and asylum have once again become the subject of constant debate in domestic politics. German asylum policies are framed by international refugee law and common European regulations and therefore have to be analyzed in this context. An overview.
The authors work at the office of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR). This policy brief represents their personal opinion.