Ariticle 1 F from the Refugee conevntion in asylum cases from Syria (2015)

Currently there is a high influx of Syrian asylum applicants in most EU member states, due to the ongoing conflict in Syria. It is possible that not only victims of the conflict seek refugee in an EU country, there can also be perpetrators amongst them. 


Summary of answers to an NL AHQ on the application of article 1F of the Refugee convention in Syrian asylum cases (pdf, 148 kB)


It is likely that perpetrators also leave Syria at a certain moment. Article 1F of the Refugee Convention states that it is possible to exclude an applicant from refugee protection, in cases where there are serious reasons for considering that the applicant has committed very serious crimes. In the Netherlands these cases - where article 1F might be applicable - are dealt with by a special unit. The questionnaire presented (see pdf) is circulated in order to get an impression about the findings of other EU member states with regard to the applicability of article 1F Refugee Convention in Syrian cases.

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