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Refugees and Asylum Seekers

International legal instruments

The 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

See also:

Collection of International Instruments and Legal Texts Concerning Refugees and Others of Concern to UNHCR
(UNHCR, June 2007)

Audiovisual Library of International Law | Refugees and Stateless Persons
Each page of the Historic Archives is devoted to a particular legal instrument. It contains a brief introduction to the instrument prepared by an eminent international law scholar or practitioner with special expertise on the subject, information on its procedural history and related documents, as well as the text and status of the instrument. Each legal instrument is accompanied by audiovisual materials, as available

Universal Human Rights Index Search : Affected Persons : Refugees and Asylum Seekers
The database provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14

Article 14: 1. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artwork by Brazilian artist Octavio Roth

Other International Instruments