Domestic violence has been recognised as a valid reason for granting asylum.
Last month, the Constitutional Court in Croatia issued a historic decision of major importance to all women seeking international protection in Croatia because of domestic violence in the countries from which they had to flee. With this decision, domestic violence has been recognised as a valid reason for granting asylum (▻https://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/kljucna-promjena-za-imigrantice-zbog-slucaja-zlostavljane-zene-iz-iraka-ustavni-sud-donio-je-povijesnu-odluku-obiteljsko-nasilje-razlog-je-za-azil/9531485). In deciding the case of an Iraqi woman who was denied asylum, who testified about severe violence and abuse by male family members in her home country, the Constitutional Court unanimously found that the Ministry of the Interior, the Administrative Court and the High Administrative Court had violated her human rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights. They upheld her case and overturned the judgments in question, returning her case for retrial and opening the door to a possible change in asylum practices.
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