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Name: African Union Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa.
Country: International Organizations
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: International agreement
Adopted on: 1969-09-10
Entry into force:
ISN: ORG-1969-IA-67250
Bibliography: Text in English Text in English African Union, 8 p. PDF (in English) PDF (in English) (consulted on 2017-02-07)
Texte en français Texte en français Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples PDF PDF (consulted on 2017-02-07)
Abstract/Citation: Details definition of the term "refugee" (Article 1).
Obliges Parties to use their best endeavors, consistent with their respective legislation, to receive refugees and to secure the settlement of those refugees who, for well-founded reasons, are unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin or nationality. Provides that the granting of asylum to refugees is a peaceful and humanitarian act that is not to be regarded as an unfriendly act by any member State.
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