The main treaties governing the status and treatment of refugees have attracted wide, if not universal acceptance, although they do not in fact either comprehend every refugee known to the world, or, in many cases, offer any but the most basic guarantees. Nevertheless, both the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol are widely accepted; for those found to qualify, the benefits for which they call are often improved upon in actual practice, and supplemented substantially by the provisions of regional and related instruments. The Convention and the Protocol represent...
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