Memorandum – Denial of Refugee Status in Poland

  • 06.08.2014
  • Author: Law office Świeca & Wspólnicy

More and more signals are reaching our Foundation from Ukrainian nationals who are being denied refugee status or consent for tolerated stay in Poland.

This was the case, for instance, for a group of more than 30 people from Ukraine who are currently staying in a centre for refugees in Łuków (Lubelskie Region). According to the information provided by the refugees, one of the reasons for denial supposedly that Ukraine is a safe state and information from independent observers apparently did not confirm military conflicts were taking place there.

Some of people who received such a refusal:

  • NATALIA KUCHUKHIDZE
  • VOLODYMYR KUCHUKHIDZE
  • STANYSLAV PLOTNIKOV
  • GENNADIY GORETSKYY
  • ANDRRII SAFRONOV
  • MYKOLA SAFRONOV
  • GALYNA MURZAK
  • MYKOLA HODOVANIUK
  • IRYNA HODOVANIUK
  • VALENTINA BONDARENKO

Upon a request from the Open Dialog Foundation, the law firm Świeca & Wspólnicy has drafted a memorandum on the legal provisions concerning the prerequisites for refusal to grant refugee status, supplementary protection, consent for tolerated stay Ukraine’s nationals. The memorandum is based on the following act of law: Act of 13 June 2003 on Granting Protection to Foreigners staying on the Territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal of Laws /Dz. U./ of 2012, item 680, as amended), and the Act of 12 December 2013 on Foreigners (Dz. U. of 2013, item 1650).

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