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Refugees and international law

Introduction

Refugees have rights and protections under international law. These rights and protections are found in the Refugee Convention and in major international human rights treaties.

The main UN organisation that protects refugees is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Another international organisation that is involved in the movement of refugees (and migrants more broadly) is the International Organisation of Migration.

 

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