Political asylum and civil rights, a particularly fashionable topic in our country. The discipline regarding the reception and protection of foreigners has changed significantly in the last 10 years, increasingly resorting to their protection, especially if they are persecuted in their country of origin.
The current situation is as follows: our territory can host and guarantee international protection and political asylum to foreigners persecuted in their country of origin for reasons of race, religion, nationality, belonging to a certain social group or political opinion.
The condition for this to happen is only one: that the foreigner obtain recognition of refugee status.
It follows that it is possible that all foreigners who are in these conditions, as well as stateless persons (people without nationality) who, for the same reasons, do not want to return to their country of origin, request protection in Italy by presenting a specific request, precisely to the recognition of the status that justifies international protection and political asylum.