Order of the Court of Catania, I Civil Section, No. 10605 of 16 February 2017

Based on the Convention Relating the Status of Refugees, the EU law and Italian domestic legislation, the Court of Catania rejected the application of a Pakistani national for the recognition of the refugee status, but recognized his right to the granting of a residency permit for subsidiary international protection for humanitarian reasons. The Court grounded its decision on the circumstance that the part of the Pakistan from which the applicant moved to Italy is among the most affected by conflicts of the Country and in which a high number of civilians died, as demonstrated by many international studies and documents.