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Asylum Procedures Directive
Article 37

Article 37 — National designation of third countries as safe countries of origin

  1. Member States may retain or introduce legislation that allows, in accordance with Annex I, for the national designation of safe countries of origin for the purposes of examining applications for international protection.
  2. Member States shall regularly review the situation in third countries designated as safe countries of origin in accordance with this Article.
  3. The assessment of whether a country is a safe country of origin in accordance with this Article shall be based on a range of sources of information, including in particular information from other Member States, EASO, UNHCR, the Council of Europe and other relevant international organisations.
  4. Member States shall notify to the Commission the countries that are designated as safe countries of origin in accordance with this Article.