are in the MOST Phase I website (1994-2003).
The MOST Phase II website is available at: www.unesco.org/shs/most.
The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees was adopted on 28 July 1951 by the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons convened under General Assembly resolution 429 (V) of 14 December 1950. It entered into force on 22 April 1954.
Article 1 [Definition of the term "refugee"]
A. For the purposes of the present Convention, the term "refugee" shall apply to any person who:Article 3 [Non-discrimination]
The Contracting States shall apply the provisions of this Convention to refugees without discrimination as to race, religion or country of origin.Article 4 [Religion]
The Contracting States shall accord to refugees within their territories treatment at least as favourable as that accorded to their nationals with respect to freedom to practice their religion and freedom as regards the religious education of their children.Article 33 [Prohibition of expulsion or return ("refoulement")]
1. No Contracting State shall expel or return ("refouler") a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.Source: A full text version of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees can be found on the Homepage of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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