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Title: Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
Alternative Title(s): Refugee Convention
1951 Geneva Refugee Convention
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/refugees.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/v1crs.htm
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/protect/opendoc.pdf?tbl=PROTECTION&id=3b66c2aa10
Conclusion Date: 1951-07-28
Entry Into Force Date: 1954-04-22
Description: This instrument was drafted by a conference of Plenipotentiaries of the UN after World War II to define the legal status of refugees. The 1951 Convention covered people displaced before 1951, a temporal restriction removed by a subsequent Protocol (1967). The Convention contains provisions that define who refugees are, outline their legal status, and provide administrative guidelines for complying with the Convention, including co-operation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) web site contains a link to status information of the Convention.
Legal Citation: 189 UNTS 150
Amended By: Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees
EISIL Categories: Home > Individuals & Groups > Nationality, Statelessness, Refugees & Asylum
Home > International Human Rights > Refugees, Asylum, Nationality, Displaced, & Freedom of Movement
Keywords: refugees
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch
Site Administrator: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch


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