Subsidiary protection

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'person eligible for subsidiary protection' means a third country national or a stateless person who does not qualify as a refugee but in respect of whom substantial grounds have been shown for believing that the person concerned, if returned to his or her country of origin, or in the case of a stateless person, to his or her country of former habitual residence, would face a real risk of suffering serious harm [...] and is unable, or, owing to such risk, unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of that country


Encyclopaedic information

In 2004, the EU established what it called "subsidiary protection" for individuals fleeing "situations of international or internal armed conflict," among other reasons.


A third country national or a stateless person shall cease to be eligible for subsidiary protection when the circumstances which led to the granting of subsidiary protection status have ceased to exist or have changed to such a degree that protection is no longer required.



  • to grant subsidiary protection
  • subsidiary protection status
  • beneficiary of subsidiary protection


Where it is considered appropriate by Member States, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection status shall be granted access to integration programmes.