Cessation and review of protection status


Country Report: Cessation and review of protection status Last updated: 31/03/21


The grounds for cessation of refugee status and subsidiary protection status are those listed in Articles 11 and 16 of the recast Qualification Directive.[1]

The Migration directorate can start the cessation procedure if it becomes aware that grounds for cessation exist. The Migration directorate notifies the beneficiary of international protection in writing about the start of the procedure and grounds for it.[2]

Before making the decision, the Migration directorate needs to enable the beneficiary to present reasons against the cessation of the international protection in a personal interview.[3] The beneficiary can file an application for judicial review against the decision before the Administrative Court in 15 days. The application has suspensive effect.[4]

There is no systematic review of protection status in Slovenia. Apart from cessation due to acquisition of Slovenian citizenship, cessation is rarely applied in practice. In 2019, only one person’s application to renew subsidiary protection was rejected. In 2020, no applications to renew subsidiary protection were rejected.[5]

In 2020, cessation decisions were issued in 9 cases due to acquisition of Slovenian citizenship. In 7 cases, cessation decisions were issued due to the acquisition of Slovenian citizenship.[6]


[1]           Article 67 IPA.

[2]           Articles 69(1)-(2) IPA.

[3]           Article 69(3) IPA.

[4]           Article 70(1) and (3) IPA.

[5]               Official statistic provided by the Migration directorate, January 2021.,

[6]           Official statistics provided by the Migration directorate, February 2020 and January 2021.

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