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6.2.4. Danger to the community or the security of the Member State

Common analysis
Last updated: September 2020

In the examination of the application for international protection, the exclusion ground ‘danger to the community or the security of the Member State’ under Article 17(1)(d) QD is only applicable to persons otherwise eligible for subsidiary protection. 

Unlike the other exclusion grounds, the application of this provision is based on a forward-looking assessment of risk. Nevertheless, the examination takes into account the past and/or current activities of the applicant, such as association with certain groups considered to represent a danger to the security of the Member State or criminal activities of the applicant. 

The application of this provision, in particular, would often require the involvement of other authorities, which may have access to relevant information.