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Part 2 Asylum, 6 Protection under Human Rights and General International Law

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: 08 February 2023

Asylum — Non-refoulement — Torture — Crimes against humanity — Geneva Conventions 1949
The principle of non-refoulement is wider than its expression in article 33 of the 1951 Refugee Convention. While States have always recognized, to varying degrees, the protection needs of people falling outside the ‘refugee’ definition in article 1A(2) of the Convention, it is only in the last decade that they have consciously sought to articulate such protection as a matter of international law, based on States’ voluntarily assumed human rights obligations, rather than as a matter left to the discretion and humanitarian goodwill of national governments.1 The...
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