Order of the Court of Trieste, Civil Section, 8 October 2013

The Court of Trieste modified the decision through which the competent Territorial Commission had rejected the application of a Nigerian national to obtain international protection. The situation of the applicant did not justify to recognize him as a refugee; however, he was entitled to obtain subsidiary protection under Article 2 of legislative decree No. 251/2007, because the situation of widespread violence in his country of origin was such to have reasonable fear that, in case of returning to Nigeria, he would have faced a real risk of being subjected to treatment contrary to Article 3 of the ECHR.