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refugee

Definition(s)

  • In the global context , either a person who, owing to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group, is outside the country of nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country, or a stateless person, who, being outside of the country of former habitual residence for the same reasons as mentioned before, is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to return to it.
  • In the EU contexteither a third-country national who, owing to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group, is outside the country of nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country, or a stateless person, who, being outside of the country of former habitual residence for the same reasons as mentioned above, is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to return to it, and to whom Art. 12 (Exclusion) of Directive 2011/95/EU (Recast Qualification Directive) does not apply.

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Translations

  • BG: бежанец
  • CS: uprchlík
  • DE: Flüchtling / Geflüchteter
  • EL: πρόσφυγας
  • EN: refugee
  • ES: refugiado
  • ET: pagulane
  • FI: pakolainen
  • FR: réfugié
  • GA: dídeanaí
  • HU: menekült
  • IT: rifugiato
  • LT: pabėgėlis
  • LV: bēglis
  • MT: Rifuġjat(a)
  • NL: vluchteling
  • PL: uchodźca
  • PT: refugiado
  • RO: refugiat
  • SK: utečenec (EU acquis); azylant
  • SL: begunec
  • SV: flykting
  • NO: flyktning

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Note(s)

Whereas the exclusion clauses are an integral part of the refugee definition of Directive 2011/95/EU (Recast Qualification Directive), the Geneva Refugee Convention and Protocol refers to the exclusion clauses in its Articles 1D, 1E and 1F (see also the definition of 'exclusion clause').