June 18
Dolores Utrilla
10th June 2021
Employment & Immigration Human Rights Justice & Litigation

Existence of a ‘serious and individual threat’ to an applicant of subsidiary protection must be assessed in view of all relevant circumstances of the case, Court of Justice rules

The Court of Justice has just given its judgment in Bundesrepublik Deutschland (C-901/19), clarifying the way in which national authorities must assess the existence of a ‘serious and individual threat to a civilian’s life or person by reason of indiscriminate violence in situations of armed conflict’ under Articles 15(c) and 2(f) of Directive 2011/95 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.

This is a preliminary ruling requested by the High Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg, which had concerns that the cas


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