Afghanistan: Situation of young male
‘Westernised’ returnees to Kabul

Image by Marcia Chandra

Endorsed and peer-reviewed by the Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) and the Dutch Council for Refugees, Asylos has compiled a new COI research report on the situation of young male ‘Westernised’ returnees to Kabul, Afghanistan. This report was compiled to meet an increased demand by legal representatives who are representing young Afghan asylum seekers in Europe. These asylum seekers have spent their teenage years in Europe and are denied a new form of protection after turning 18 on the basis that the security situation in Afghanistan has improved and that return to or internal relocation to Kabul will be both reasonable and relevant. Our report serves to counterbalance a general lack of understanding and lack of country information about the relevant issues at stake and contribute with this report to a more informed debate about the situation of young ‘Westernised’ returnees to Afghanistan. It is also intended as a tool to assist legal practitioners and to help ensure that decision-makers consider all relevant material.

Access our report

Afghanistan: Situation of young male ‘Westernised’ returnees to Kabul

Published in August 2017.

Table of contents:

I. Foreword
II. Methodology
III. Research Outline
IV. Sources Consulted
V. Findings
VI. Annexes

Do you have comments or feedback? We would love to hear it! You can submit it here, inserting the case reference number AFG2017-05.