Law no.122/2006 regarding asylum in Romania, Article 23
The refugee status is recognized, upon demand, to the foreign citizen, following a justified fear of persecution on reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinions or belonging to a particular social group.
Definition of 'refugee' in asylum law
According to Geneva Refugee Convention Article 1, the refugee is a person ‘who, owing to well-founded fear of prosecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his/her nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail him/herself of the protection of that country; or, who, not having the nationality or being outside the country of his/her former habitual residence, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.’
Number of asylum cases requested on the ground of FGM
Number of asylum cases granted on the ground of FGM
Information collecting point
Romanian National Council for Refugees