International Protection Act 2015
International protection needs arising sur place
29. (1) For the purposes of this Act, a well-founded fear of being persecuted or a real risk of suffering serious harm may be based on events which have taken place since the applicant left his or her country of origin.
(2) A well-founded fear of being persecuted or a real risk of suffering serious harm may be based on activities which have been engaged in by the applicant since he or she left his or her country of origin, in particular where it is established that the activities relied upon constitute the expression and continuation of convictions or orientations held in the country of origin.
(3) Without prejudice to the Geneva Convention, an applicant who is the subject of an application made with the consent of the Minister given under section 22 shall not normally be—
(a) the subject of a recommendation by the international protection officer under section 39 that he or she is a person in respect of whom a refugee declaration should be given, or
(b) the subject of a decision by the Tribunal under section 46 to recommend that he or she is a person in respect of whom a refugee declaration should be given,
if the risk of persecution is based on circumstances which the applicant has created by his or her own decision since leaving his or her country of origin.