EDAL resources

About Resources

Resources available on EDAL include EDAL Country Overviews, asylum legislation from countries participating in the project, asylum case law,* documents referenced in the “other sources cited” section of EDAL Case Summaries, as well as important European and International legal instruments.

*note the section 'Case Law' does not contain EDAL Case Summaries - only original decisions.

Resources listed on EDAL are not exhaustive, we aim to build on the content and promote and share new resources as they become available.

Resource Categories

Access EDAL Resources by using the filters visible on the right which are categorised according to the following headings:

  • Filter by resource category
  • Filter by resource keyword
  • Filter by resource country
  • Filter by resource date

Resource Category is further divided into:

Case Law

This section generally contains judgments which are cited in the summaries (it does not contain EDAL case summaries but original judgments).


Here you will find resources from United Nations and Council of Europe bodies, NGOs and  international and national organisations dealing with asylum and human rights issues which could be relevant to decision makers and legal practitioners.


This section contains National Legislation, European Instruments and International Instruments dealing with asylum topics.

Country Overview

EDAL Country Overviews for the Czech Republic, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain were prepared by the National Experts who completed the Case Summaries with the input of the ELENA national coordinators. The overviews provide information on the legal framework of the relevant countries asylum system.

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) country reports for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom cover asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention of asylum seekers and regularly updated. AIDA is a project of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), in partnership with Forum Refugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Council.

Support documents

This section contains documentation setting out how EDAL case summaries are identified and created and on the Database's keywords.