Order of the Court of Lecce, I Civil Section, No. 14991 of 17 July 2017

The order of the Court of Lecce concerned the appeal submitted by a Nigerian woman against the decision of the Territorial Commission of Syracuse, which had rejected both the application for the recognition of the refugee status and the subordinate application for the recognition of the subsidiary protection. The arguments put forward by the applicant were the acts of violence and ill-treatment inflicted to her by the family of her husband, and the fact that she had received no protection from the Nigerian authorities. The Court uphold in part the appeal on the grounds of the Refugee Convention, stating that the applicant was entitled to subsidiary protection, in consideration of the risk to be subjected to torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment by non-state actors, in her country of origin.