International Protection Act 2015

12.

Exclusion from eligibility for subsidiary protection

12.      (1) A person is excluded from being eligible for subsidiary protection where there are serious reasons for considering that he or she—

(a) has committed a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity, as defined in the international instruments drawn up to make provision in respect of such crimes,

(b) has committed a serious crime,

(c) has been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations as set out in the Preamble and Articles 1 and 2 of the Charter of the United Nations, or

(d) constitutes a danger to the community or to the security of the State.

(2) A person is excluded from being eligible for subsidiary protection where there are serious reasons for considering that he or she has incited or otherwise participated in the commission of a crime or an act referred to in subsection (1).

(3) A person is excluded from being eligible for subsidiary protection if he or she has, prior to his or her arrival in the State, committed a crime, not referred to in subsection (1), which, if committed in the State, would be punishable by imprisonment and if he or she left his or her country of origin solely in order to avoid sanctions resulting from that crime.