Thousands of refugees successfully sue German government over partial asylum status
More than 17,000 refugees in Germany have sued the government for not giving them full refugee status - and most have won. Since an attempted crackdown on the number of migrants coming to the country earlier this year more and more refugees are being given a qualified form of asylum called as “subsidiary protection” from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
Volker Türk, Alice Edwards & Cornelis Wouters, eds., In Flight from Conflict and Violence: UNHCR's Consultations on Refugee Status and Other Forms of International Protection, Cambridge University Press, Jan. 2017
More than 400 Ukrainian military personnel requested refugee status from Russian border guards on Monday and Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has opened a corridor for the soldiers, a spokesman for the border control agency told RIA Novosti.