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  The Refugees

Listing of Instruments relating to Refugees

1-International instruments :

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article 14). Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A(III) of 10 December 1948.

- Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (article 44). Adopted on 12 August 1949.

- Protocol Additional (I) to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (article 73). Adopted on 8 June 1977.

- Statute of the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Adopted by General Assembly resolution 428(V) of 14 December 1950.

- Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Adopted on 30 August 1951.

- Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. Adopted on 28 September 1954 by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries convened by Economic and Social Council resolution 526A(XVII) of 26 April 1953.

- Convention on the reduction of Statelessness. Adopted on 30 August 1961 by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in 1959 and reconvened in 1961 in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 896(IX) of 4 December 1954.

- Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. Adopted on 31 January 1967.

- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (articles 12-13). The United Nations General Assembly resolution 2200 A(XXI) of 16 December 1966.

- Declaration on Territorial Asylum. Adopted by General Assembly resolution 2312(XXII) of 14 December 1967.

- Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (articles 3 and 7). Adopted by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of October 1984.

- Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals who are not Nationals of the Country in which they live. Adopted by General Assembly resolution 40/144 of 13 December 1985.

- Convention on the Rights of the Child (article 22) of 20 November 1989.

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2- Regional instruments :

- Asian-Africa Legal Consultative Committee : Principles concerning Treatment of Refugees. Bangkok, 1966.

- Protocol to the European Convention on Consular Functions Concerning the Protection of Refugees. Adopted on 11 December 1967.

- OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa of 10 September 1969.

- Cartagena Declaration on Refugees of 19-22 November 1984.

- Declaration on the Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Arab World of 19 November 1992.

- San Jose Declaration on Refugees and Displaced Persons under the Auspices on the Costa Rican Government of 5-7 December 1994.

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