NIEM Comparative Analysis 2021
The current analysis focuses on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and measures the national governments implemented with the aim to manage the health crisis on asylum and reception systems in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. The authors provide an overview of the countries’ asylum and reception systems and their functioning under the general COVID-19 preventive epidemiological measures. Due to the dynamic changes related to epidemiological situations in selected countries, the current analysis relates to the period from March 2020 until July 2021. While the crisis situation was present in Autumn 2021, awareness of systemic challenges and inequalities is important in order to maintain procedural guarantees during the asylum procedure, provide appropriate solutions and safeguard the wellbeing of asylum seekers in the region.