OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status

under the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees



Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction International instruments defining the term “refugee”
Part OneCriteria for the Determination of Refugee Status
Chapter I - General Principles
Chapter II - Inclusion Clauses
Chapter III - Cessation Clauses
Chapter IV - Exclusion Clauses
Chapter V - Special Cases
Chapter VI - The Principle of Family Unity
Part TwoProcedures for the Determination of Refugee Status
Conclusions

Annexes have not been included








HCR/IP/4/Eng/REV.1
Reedited
Geneva, January 1992
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