What is Subsidiary Protection?

Subsidiary Protection is granted to individuals who are unable to return to their country of origin as they would face a real risk of suffering serious harm, such as the death penalty or execution, torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or serious threats to life and limb, owing to a situation of indiscriminate violence caused by circumstances of internal or international conflict. This protection can be granted to a foreign national who does not meet the conditions to be recognized as a refugee.