THE GROUNDS ON WHICH INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION MAY BE GRANTED:
You can apply for international protection if you are being systematically persecuted in your country of origin on account of:
– your political opinion (an opinion, position or belief about the government, political parties and organisations that exercise control over the country);
– membership of a particular social group (perceived as different by the society in the country of origin, based on identity, common origin, beliefs – for example LGBTQ+);
– your religion (theistic, non-theistic and atheistic beliefs; participation or non-participation in private or public formal religious ceremonies, other religious acts or expressions of belief);
– race or ethnic origin (skin color, origin or belonging to an ethnic group);
– nationality (belonging to a group determined by cultural, ethnic or linguistic identity, common geographical or political origin).
You can apply for international protection if your return to the country of origin would pose a threat to your life or freedom because of international or internal armed conflict in the country of origin or may expose you to face serious harm (death penalty or execution, torture or inhumane or degrading treatment).