No Family Torn Apart. Challenges Refugees Face Securing Family Reunification in the Netherlands and Recommendations for Improvements

Author: UNHCR 

Date: 2019

Country: the Netherlands 

Type of legal pathway: Family reunification

Language: English 

Description: This study examines the situation of refugees in the Netherlands who are seeking to reunite with their families. Set against the wider context of increased applications for asylum in the European Union (EU) in 2015-16 and increases in the numbers of people seeking to reunify with those granted international protection, it outlines the applicable international and European Union standards regarding the right to family life, family unity and family reunification.