Italy: Malian Citizen granted subsidiary protection due to Internal Ongoing Armed Conflict

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Tribunal of Bologna recently published its judgment granting subsidiary protection to a Malian citizen due to the situation of indiscriminate violence caused by the internal ongoing-armed conflict.
The applicant, a Malian citizen from the region of Segou, applied for international protection in Italy in July 2017. On 28 March 2018, the Territorial Commission rejected this application as it was deemed that the reasons for fleeing were based exclusively on the applicant’s precarious personal economic situation.
On 13 April 2018, the applicant appealed the decision, declaring they were forced to leave Mali in order to escape from a situation of extreme poverty and was therefore, due to the terrorist attacks in the area in 2013, no longer able to support his family. The Tribunal found that the applicant’s declarations, on both their personal history and the Mali situation, passed the credibility test. Moreover, it concluded that the security situation in Mali remains unstable and terrorist attacks carried out by Islamist armed groups are still present within the state.
For these reasons, the Tribunal of Bologna granted the applicant subsidiary protection on the basis that they would face a real risk of serious harm as a result of the internal going-on armed conflict in Mali.
Thank you to Francesca Zalambani, Legal Assistant at ECRE, for assisting us with the summary. Based on an unofficial translation by the EWLU team.

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