Who is a refugee?

 Who is a refugee? ‘Refugee’ is used commonly to refer to people who are forced to leave their homes for many reasons, including conflict and violence. Sometimes it is used…

Read More

Who are asylum seekers?

Refugees and asylum seekers The term ‘asylum seeker’ is often used interchangeably with ‘refugee’, but means something different under law. An asylum seeker is a person who has sought protection…

Read More

Complementary protection

Since the Refugee Convention was signed, a number of other international treaties have been signed. These extend protection to people beyond those defined as refugees under the Refugee Convention. These include the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Read More