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5. Internal protection alternative

Common analysis
Last updated: September 2020

This chapter looks into the topic of internal protection alternative. It analyses the situation in Syria in relation to the requirements of Article 8 QD:

It should be noted that the provision of Article 8 QD is an optional one. Therefore, the relevance of this chapter to the practice in Member States will depend on the transposition of Article 8 QD and/or the concept of internal protection alternative (IPA) in national legislation and its implementation in practice.

In national legislation and practice, IPA may also be referred to as ‘internal flight alternative’, ‘internal relocation’, etc.

The contents of this chapter include: