Danish Refugee Council

Year: 2019
Type: Technical
Regions: Europe

DRC support to the Asylum Capacity Support Group mechanism- contributing with a two-pronged approach to strengthening of asylum procedures; DRC commits to the objectives of the GCR and hereby pledge our support to the Asylum Capacity Support Group (ACSG) mechanism with the objective of increasing protection capacity and supporting strong institutions and national asylum procedures, characterized by fairness, efficiency, adaptability and integrity. To ensure that asylum seekers can claim their rights, DRC pursues a two-pronged approach focused on building capacity in asylum procedures by supporting national authorities as well as developing and providing legal aid and protection services to asylum seekers.   DRC has long experience as a strong legal aid actor with a specific focus on asylum procedures. For decades, we have been involved in the Danish asylum procedure as well as in the global protection sector. DRC’s expertise on asylum procedures and refugee law, coupled with our holistic and contextual protection response, which includes legal aid activities regarding civil documentation, child protection and GBV, comprise our contribution to the ACSG mechanism. Concretely, DRC pledges to support the ACSG mechanism by offering our technical support on legal aid in asylum procedure, capacity building with AGD sensitive training packages to all national actors, including legal aid providers and national authorities, and possible use of our Stand-by Roster.