On 26 May 1993, the original right of asylum was actually abolished.
The German Parliament, with the majority of the CDU/CSU, SPD and FDP, stamped out the right of asylum (article 16 of the Law/Grundgesetz), which had come into existence based on historical experience. It was a basic law, which politically persecuted persons could invoke. Complete demolition of the law ensued: those who entered via a so-called safe third-country could no longer invoke the right of asylum. Refugees were being categorized. more information