401. Matters to be taken into account.

401.     Matters to be taken into account.

The assessment by the Secretary of State1 of an asylum claim2, eligibility for a grant of humanitarian protection3 or a human rights claim must be carried out on an individual, objective and impartial basis4, in particular taking into account:

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    (1)     all relevant facts as they relate to the country of origin or country of return at the time of taking a decision on the grant5;

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    (2)     relevant statements and documentation presented by the person including information on whether he has been or may be subject to persecution or serious harm6;