Humanitarian Protection: An Alternative to Refugee Protection

Although strictly speaking, the definition of ’protection claim’ refers to a claim that removal of the claimant from the United Kingdom would breach the United Kingdom’s obligation under the Refugee Convention  or  in relation to persons eligible for a grant of humanitarian protection,  there are also other forms of  protection a claimant may seek to place reliance  upon such  as:

  • Article 3 protection( e.g based upon medical grounds, general country conditions or prison conditions );
  • Protection provided to those who are stateless;
  • Protection provided to those who been subject to trafficking

The consideration of claims for humanitarian  protection  is  however quite different from other forms of protection having regard to  the  interpretation  of the relevant originating provisions including the  criteria that an applicant must fall into.

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