Cessation and review of protection status


Country Report: Cessation and review of protection status Last updated: 30/11/20


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 Office can start the cessation procedure if it becomes aware that the grounds for cessation exist. The Migration Office 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 Office 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 2019, cessation decisions were issued in four cases due to acquisition of Slovenian citizenship. One person was not granted subsidiary protection due to exclusion reasons.[5]

[1]           Article 67 IPA.

[2]           Articles 69(1)-(2) IPA.

[3]           Article 69(3) IPA.

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

[5]           Official statistics provided by the Migration Office, February 2020.


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