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"Unable to Return" in the 1951 Refugee Convention: Stateless Refugees and Climate Change

Simon, Jonathan; Alexander, Heather


The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees [hereinafter "1951 Convention"] is the centerpiece of the current system of international protection and is almost unique in its level of acceptance by states. Its key definitional clause, article 1(A)2, extends refugee status to any person who; owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Florida Journal of International Law


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