Special Issues

When supporting refugees in their claim, legal aid practitioners may encounter areas of persecution which fall outside of the 1951 Refugee Convention. These areas are often hard to argue due to the lack of country of origin information in the public domain, turning it difficult to demonstrate persecution within the refugee status determination process. 

Our Special Issues aim at providing a coherent account and cogent evidence in these new areas of protection. Every Special Issue has been researched by and is linked with experts in the related field. Legal aid providers working on a case involving a refugee can contact these experts for advice and assistance in building a case (advice will be confidential).

If you encounter other kinds of claims that present special problems in refugee status determination, please contact us so that we can broaden our list.

Last updated January 2023