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Refugee Convention

“A REFUGEE SHOULD NOT BE RETURNED TO A COUNTRY WHERE THEY FACE THREATS TO THEIR LIFE AND FREEDOM”
(Refugee Convention, 1951)

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By signing the 1951 Refugee Convention, which appears as Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an overwhelming majority of nations conceded that: “A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”   (Declaration of Human Rights, 1951)
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