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New Subsidiary Protection procedures introduced

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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The Department of Justice and Equality has introduced new procedures for the investigation and determination of subsidiary protection applications in Ireland. From 14th November 2013 new applications for Subsidiary Proection will be examined by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC). The person applying for Subsidiary Protection will be interviewed by ORAC and a written report will be presented to the Minister for Justice and Equality recommending if the person is eligible for Subsidiary Protection. 

In brief Subsidiary Protection may be granted to a person who can show that they would be at risk of suffering 'serious harm' if returned to their country of origin, and that they are unable to avail of the protection of their country of origin. 

For further information on Subsidiary Protection, and who may be eligible to apply for this protection under the the new European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2013, you can read an information note on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.

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