Humanitarian Protection

A Lifeline for Vulnerable Individuals

Humanitarian Protection (HP) serves as a crucial avenue for providing international protection to individuals who are in need but do not qualify for refugee status under the Refugee Convention. This form of protection addresses situations where individuals face a genuine risk of serious harm if they return to their country of origin. The harm, however, does not meet the criteria of persecution defined by the Refugee Convention.

Criteria for Humanitarian Protection

Under HP, serious harm includes the death penalty, execution, and unlawful killing. It also covers torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, and punishment. Additionally, it addresses individual threats to life or safety due to indiscriminate violence in international or internal armed conflicts.

Application Process

  • Initiating the Process: Start your application for humanitarian protection at the port of entry by informing border forces of your fear of returning to your country.
  • Screening Interview: After making your claim, authorities will schedule a screening interview, typically on the same day or within five days, to assess your asylum claims.
  • Application within the UK: If you are already in the UK, contact the Home Office to schedule a screening interview. This interview, essential for evaluating your asylum claim, will be held within five to fifteen days.

Outcome of Successful Claim

If authorities grant your claim for asylum or humanitarian protection, they will permit you to remain in the UK for a period of five years. This provides a sense of security and stability for individuals who have fled their home countries due to the risk of serious harm.

Our Commitment

At our firm, we understand the complexity and urgency of the asylum process. Our dedicated team provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout your journey. We work to present your claims effectively and protect your rights. Our compassionate and knowledgeable approach helps you navigate the intricacies of seeking humanitarian protection in the UK.

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