Asylum Law: Duration of Proceedings at Austrian Supreme Courts Decreases

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: April 10, 2018; 19:09 ♦ (Vindobona)

The duration of proceedings in asylum cases at the two Austrian Supreme Courts, Constitutional Court of Austria (VfGH) and Supreme Administrative Court of Austria (VwGH), is continuously decreasing.

Brigitte Bierlein was recently sworn in as the new President of the Austrian Constitutional Court / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / VfGH / Achim Bieniek [CC BY-SA 3.0]

According to a report in the Budget Committee of the Palament, the new President of the VfGH, Brigitte Bierlein, the average duration of proceedings for general complaints to the Constitutional Court between 2013 and 2015 was 180 days on average. In 2018, the current figure is 143.

According to the report, the average duration of asylum proceedings averaged 78…