An important note about Oromo that provides country of origin information (COI) and policy guidance

An important note about Oromo that provides country of origin information (COI) and policy guidance to Home Office decision makers on handling particular types of protection and human rights claims. This includes whether claims are likely to justify the granting of asylum, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave and whether – in the event of a claim being refused – it is likely to be certifiable as ‘clearly unfounded’ under s94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

“Fear of persecution or serious harm by the state due to the person’s Oromo ethnicity and/or their actual or perceived involvement in the ‘Oromo Protests’ of 2014 and/or 2015/16.

Oromos make up around one-third of the population of Ethiopia – c.35 million out of total population of just over 100 million. Despite experiencing long-standing political and socio-economic marginalisation, the level of societal discrimination on account of their Oromo ethnicity alone – even when considered cumulatively – is unlikely to constitute persecution or serious harm on return.

….while Oromo experience some state and societal discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, it is not, on its own, sufficiently serious by its nature and repetition as to constitute persecution or serious harm.”

For more information: CPIN_ETH_Oromo_and_Oromo_protests_v2_0

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/661572/CPIN_ETH_Oromo_and_Oromo_protests_v2_0.pdf

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