|Name:||Refugee Act (No. 17 of 1996).|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Official Gazette, Acts, 63 p.
|Bibliography:||Official Gazette, Acts, 63 p.
Legislation on-line Law Reform Commission, Ireland PDF of Act as revised to S.I. No. 137 of 2015 (consulted on 2017-05-31)
|Abstract/Citation:||Entitles persons who are covered by the definition of "refugee" to seek employment and receive social services in Ireland. Prohibits expulsion of a refugee if such a person's life or freedom would be in danger, or if such a person would likely be subject to serious assault, including assault of a sexual nature. Creates the position of a Refugee Applications Minister and sets forth procedures for application for refugee status. Made to give effect to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951; the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, 1967; and the Convention Determining the State Responsible for Examining Applications for Asylum Lodged in One of the Member States of the European Communities, 1990.|