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Austria: Asylum law in conflict with the Constitution

Bettina Kotschy

in International Journal of Constitutional Law

Published on behalf of The New York University School of Law

Volume 4, issue 4, pages 689-701
Published in print October 2006 | ISSN: 1474-2640
Published online October 2006 | e-ISSN: 1474-2659 | DOI:
Austria: Asylum law in conflict with the Constitution

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Decision of the Austrian Constitutional Court of October 15, 20041—asylum—principle of the rule of law—prohibition of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (article 3 ECHR)2—right to liberty (article 5 ECHR, article 1 PersonenfreiheitsG)3—right to respect for private and family life (article 8 ECHR)—right to an effective remedy (article 13 ECHR)—prohibition of collective expulsion of aliens (article 4 of protocol no. 4 ECHR)—right to the protection of property (article 1 of protocol no. 1 ECHR) 1

Verfassungsgerichtshof [VfGH] [Constitutional Court], Oct. 15, 2004, Erkenntnisse und Beschlüsse des Verfassungsgerichtshofes [VfSlg] No. 17340, available at Bundeskanzleramt Rechtsinformationssystem [BKA/RIS]


Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, opened for signature 4 November, 1950 [hereinafter European Convention of Human Rights or ECHR].


Bundesverfassungsgesetz über den Schutz der persönlichen Freiheit [PersonenfreiheitsG] [Law Concerning Personal Freedom], BGBl No. 684/1988 (Austria).

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law ; UK Politics

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