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Februrary 18, 2010 Quiz next class Read chapters 1-4 The status of the individual under international law Only after the second world war does the individual gain rights under international law Refugee convention 1951 first refugee convention - these provisions were made universal. This convention basically defined in a legalistic manner who is a refugee. Page 211 of textbook article 1a – defines who is a refugee Person who is being persecuted for race, religion, political opinions, etc. and cannot defend against themselves. A WELL FOUNDED FEAR OF BEING PERSECUTED for the above reasons. The source of the persecution is the state. Examples of refugee outflows: burma, palestineans – biggest group of refugees, sudan, war in iraq has led to outflow of 2-3 million people most of which are to be found in Jordan or Syria, boat people – Vietnam, war in Kosovo in 1999, Convention on refugees was expanded in 1967 Article 33.1 – FIND OUT NAME OF PROVISION. article 33.1 refugee provision that a state may not return an individual to his or her homeland if his life or freedom would be threatened of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a political or social group
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course GOVT 446 taught by Professor 446professor during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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Februrary 18 - Februrary 18, 2010 Quiz next class Read...

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