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Name: Convention relating to the Status of Refugees
Country: International Organizations
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: International agreement
Adopted on: 1951-07-28
Entry into force:
ISN: ORG-1951-IA-67065
Bibliography: Text in English Text in English Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (consulted on 2009-10-10)
Texte en franšais Texte en franšais Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme (consulted on 2009-10-10)
Abstract/Citation: Recognizes the social and humanitarian nature of the problem of refugees and urges States parties to prevent this problem from becoming a cause of tension between States.
Article 1 defines the term "refugee" for the purposes of the Convention.
Chapter II details the juridical status of refugees, including: personal status, right of association and access to courts.
Chapter III recognizes refugees' right to work and outlines conditions of employment.
Chapter IV stresses on the welfare aspects of refugees, including: rationing, housing, public education, public relief and labour legislation and social security.
Article 33 prohibits "refoulment" (return or expulsion) of refugees except in cases of crime ore danger/ threat to security.
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