U.N. Convention on the Status of Refugees (1951) and the Protocol of 1967
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The 1951 Convention defines what the term ‘refugee’ means, and outlines a refugee’s rights, the kind of legal protection – including nonrefoulement, other assistance, and social rights he or she should receive from parties to the document. The 1967 Protocol removes the geographical and time limitations written into the original Convention under which, mainly Europeans involved in events occurring before January 1, 1951, could apply for refugee status.

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