Who is eligible for seeking international protection in Spain?

Spain’s  Regulatory Act 12/2009 on the Right to Asylum and Subsidiary Protection in Spain accords refugee status to anyone with a justified fear of persecution in their own country for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political views or belonging to a specific social group, gender or sexual orientation. It also recognizes as stateless any person who has no nationality, is outside their country of normal residence and either does not wish or is unable to return to that country for any of the above reasons.