Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the procedure


Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in the procedure Last updated: 30/04/21


Felicia Nica with support from JRS Romania Visit Website

Romania mainly awards refugee status and subsidiary protection to applicants from countries such as Syria and Iraq, who made up for the majority of positive decisions in 2017. However, the trend with regard to Iraqi nationals changed during 2017 and IGI-DAI also started rejecting applicants from this country. The recognition rate for Iraqi nationals was 66.4% in 2017, dropped to 35% in 2018 and in 2019dropped further to 10,9%. In Timișoara it was reported that not all Syrian nationals are granted a form of protection. The legal counsellor from Şomcuta Mare echoed the same. In Rădăuţi it was noticed that Afghan and Iraqi nationals are also processed under the accelerated procedure. The JRS representative from Şomcuta Mare confirmed that asylum claims of Afghan nationals are rejected under the accelerated procedure.


Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation