Country Guidance Iraq

This document applies the common legislative framework regarding qualification for international protection in an in-depth analysis of the situation in Iraq. It aims to provide assistance to decision-makers and policy-makers in the EU and beyond, by addressing the topics of:

  • actors of persecution and serious harm (Article 6 of the Qualification Directive);
  • refugee status and analysis of the protection needs of specific profiles of applicants encountered in practice (Article 9 and 10 of the Qualification Directive);
  • subsidiary protection, including the risk of death penalty or execution (Article 15(a) of the Qualification Directive); torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Article 15(b) of the Qualification Directive); and serious and individual threat to a civilian’s life or person by reason of indiscriminate violence in situations of international or internal armed conflict (Article 15(c) of the Qualification Directive);
  • actors of protection (Article 7 of the Qualification Directive);
  • internal protection alternative (Article 8 of the Qualification Directive); and
  • exclusion (Article 12 and Article 17 of the Qualification Directive).
Learn more about the 'Country Guidance: Iraq', its basis and scope and the methodology for its development, in the section Introduction.
 
 
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