The Procedure Decree provides for the “first country of asylum” concept as a ground for inadmissibility (see Admissibility Procedure). The Territorial Commission declares an asylum application inadmissible where the applicant has already been recognised as a refugee or subsidiary protection status holder by a state party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and can still enjoy such projection. The “first country of asylum” concept has not been used in practice.
 Art.29 of Procedure Decree as amended by Law 238/2021 in order to fulfilment of the obligations deriving from Italy’s membership to the European Union, extended to subsidiary protection holders the inadmissibility.
 Article 29(1)(a) Procedure Decree.