Refugee

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anyone "owing to 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 [or her] nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself [or herself] of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his [or her] former habitual residence, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”[1]


[1] Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 189 UNTS 150, entered into force 22 April 1954, Article 1.A.2.

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