What’s the influence of the Refugee Convention in non-party states?
The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol form the foundations of the international refugee system. While most countries have signed or ratified the Convention and its Protocol, many of the world’s top refugee-hosting countries have not. For instance, since Jordan has not ratified the 1951 Convention, hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the country have no right to be recognised as refugees. Turkey is another example. Since it has not ratified the 1967 Protocol, Turkey only recognises refugees from Europe. The EU-funded BEYOND project will explore the influence of the Refugee Convention in non-party states. It will also study how these non-party states engage with and help create the international refugee law regime. The project will focus on four of the world’s top refugee-hosting states: Bangladesh, Lebanon, Pakistan and Turkey.
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