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Part 1 Refugees, 4 Loss and Denial of Refugee Status and its benefits

From: The Refugee in International Law (3rd Edition)

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Jane McAdam

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 March 2023

Internally displaced persons — Nationality of individuals — Asylum — Travaux préparatoires — Crimes against humanity — Prisoners of war — War crimes — Apartheid — Murder — Ethnic cleansing — Rape and sexual violence — Enslavement and forced labour — Terrorism
Most recent international instruments not only define refugees, but also provide for the circumstances in which refugee status shall terminate or in which the benefits of status shall be denied or withdrawn.1 The IRO Constitution, for example, described the circumstances in which refugees and the displaced would ‘cease to be the concern’ of the organization, and excluded various others, including ‘war criminals, quislings and traitors’, and ‘ordinary criminals … extraditable by treaty’.2 Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights prohibits invocation...
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