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In Europe (as defined above) it does not appear that any country allows an asylum claim based solely on the fact of being subject to obligatory military service. However, asylum claims can be made based on obligatory military service plus something surrounding the circumstances of military service. For example, during the Vietnam war, Sweden granted asylum ...


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Regarding Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, details can be found on the Commission website. According to the table of all notifications, they all periodically invoke the “security situation in Europe and threats resulting from the continuous significant secondary movements”. This is obviously in blatant contradiction with article 25 but in ...


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Maybe To be a refugee (a necessary prerequisite to claiming asylum) you must meet the UN definition as incorporated in the host country’s domestic law: a person who: has a ‘well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion’; ‘is outside the country of [their] ...


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The basic requirement for being granted refugee status is demonstrating that you have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear that you will be persecuted, and is connected to race, religion, nationality, social group membership or political opinion (there are other grounds such as reunification with close family in the US). What you describe doesn't ...


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