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Asylum Procedures Directive
Article 36

Article 36 — The concept of safe country of origin

  1. A third country designated as a safe country of origin in accordance with this Directive may, after an individual examination of the application, be considered as a safe country of origin for a particular applicant only if:
    1. he or she has the nationality of that country; or
    2. he or she is a stateless person and was formerly habitually resident in that country,

    and he or she has not submitted any serious grounds for considering the country not to be a safe country of origin in his or her particular circumstances and in terms of his or her qualification as a beneficiary of international protection in accordance with Directive 2011/95/EU.

  2. Member States shall lay down in national legislation further rules and modalities for the application of the safe country of origin concept.