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EASO Practical Guide: Qualification for international protection

April 2018

This version of the EASO Practical Guide: Qualification for international protection has been designed online from the PDF. 

Use the contents table on the lefthand side of the screen for easy navigation of the chapters.

The PDF version is available in English here.

Please check the EASO Practical Tool page for other language versions at:

The EASO Practical guide: Qualification for international protection is intended as a practical tool accompanying case officers across the European Union and beyond in their daily work.

The purpose of the practical guide is to assist in examining each application for international protection individually, objectively and impartially, and in applying the same legal criteria and common standards when determining who qualifies for international protection.

The starting point for this guide is the legal provisions of the 1951 Geneva Convention and the qualification directive (Directive 2011/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on standards for  the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection, and for the content of the protection granted). The guide goes a step further and translates those legal requirements into guidance for practitioners.



© European Asylum Support Office, 2018
ISBN 978-92-9485-865-8
DOI 10.2847/85904  
Catalogue number BZ-04-17-885-EN-E