Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

Coming into Force22 Apr 1954
CitationUNTS v. 189 (p.137)
Registration Number2545
Registration Date22 Apr 1954
Date of Conclusion28 Jul 1951
Subject TermsHuman rights,Refugees
Party submitting the application for registrationex officio
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
ParticipantsAfganistán,Albania,Argelia,Angola,Antigua and Barbuda,Argentina,Armenia,Australia,Austria,Azerbaiján,Bahamas,Bielorrusia,Bélgica,Belize,Bolivia,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Botswana,Brasil,Bulgaria,Burundi,Camboya,Camerún,Canada,Central African Republic,Chad,Chile,China,Colombia,Congo (Brazzaville),Costa Rica,Croacia,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Czechoslovakia,Dahomey,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Dinamarca,Djibouti,Dominica,República Dominicana,Ecuador,Egipto,El Salvador,Equatorial Guinea,Estonia,Ethiopia,Federal Republic of Germany,Fiji,Finlandia,France,Gabon,Gambia,Georgia,German Democratic Republic,Ghana,Greece,Guatemala,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Haiti,Holy See,Honduras,Hungria,Islandia,Iran,Ireland,Israel,Italia,Ivory Coast,Jamaica,Japón,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kyrgyzstan,Latvia,Lesotho,Liberia,Liechtenstein,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Madagascar,Malawi,Mali,Malta,Mauritania,México,Monaco,Montenegro,Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia,Nauru,Holanda,New Zealand,Nicaragua,Niger,Nigeria,Noruega,Panamá,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay,Perú,Philippines,Polonia,Portugal,Republic of Korea,Republic of Moldova,Republic of the Congo,Rumania,Russian Federation,Rwanda,Samoa,Sao Tome and Principe,Senegal,Seychelles,Sierra Leone,Eslovaquia,Eslovenia,Solomon Islands,Somalia,Sudáfrica,South Sudan,España,St. Kitts and Nevis,St. Vincent and the Grenadines,Sudan,Suriname,Swaziland,Suecia,Suiza,Tajikistan,The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,Timor-Leste,Togo,Trinidad and Tobago,Tunisia,Turquia,Turkmenistan,Tuvalu,Uganda,Ukraine,United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar,Upper Volta,Uruguay,Vatican City State,Yemen Arab Republic,Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of),Yugoslavia (Socialist Federal Republic of),Zambia,Zimbabwe
No.
2545
AUSTRALIA,
BELGIUM,
DENMARK,
FEDERAL
REPUBLIC
OF
GERMANY,
LUXEMBOURG,
etc.
Final
Act
of
the
United
Nations
Conference
of
Plenipoten
tiaries
on
the
Status
of
Refugees
and
Stateless
Persons.
Held
at
Geneva
from
2
July
1951
to
25
July
1951
Convention
relating
to
the
Status
of
Refugees
(with schedule).
Signed
at
Geneva,
on
28
July
1951
Official
texts:
English
and
French.
Registered
ex
officio
on 22
April
1954.
AUSTRALIE,
BELGIQUE,
DANEMARK,
RÉPUBLIQUE
FÉDÉRALE
D'ALLEMAGNE,
LUXEMBOURG,
etc.
Acte
final de
la
Conférence
de
plénipotentiaires
des
Nations
Unies
sur
le
statut
des
réfugiés
et
des
apatrides.
Tenue
à
Genève
du
2
juillet
1951
au
25
juillet
1951
Convention
relative
au
statut
des
réfugiés
(avec
annexe).
Signée
à
Genève,
le
28
juillet
195l
Textes
officiels
anglais
et
français.
Enregistrés
d'office
le
22
avril
1954.
138
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1954
No.
2545.
FINAL
ACT
OF
THE
UNITED
NATIONS
CON
FERENCE
OF
PLENIPOTENTIARIES
ON
THE
STATUS
OF
REFUGEES
AND
STATELESS PERSONS.
HELD
AT
GENEVA,
FROM
2
JULY
1951
TO
25
JULY
1951
I
The
General
Assembly
of
the
United
Nations,
by
Resolution
429
(V)
of
14
December
1950,
1
decided
to
convene
in
Geneva
a
Conference
of
Pleni
potentiaries
to
complete
the
drafting
of,
and
to
sign,
a
Convention
a
relating
to
the
Status
of
Refugees
and
a
Protocol
relating
to
the Status
of
Stateless
Persons.
The
Conference
met
at
the
European
Office
of
the
United
Nations
in
Geneva
from
2
to
25
July
1951.
The
Governments
of
the
following
twenty-six
States
were
represented
by
delegates
who
all
submitted
satisfactory
credentials
or
other
communications
of
appointment
authorizing
them
to
participate
in
the
Conference
:
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Colombia
Denmark
Egypt
France
Federal
Republic
of
Germany
Greece
Holy
See
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Sweden
Switzerland
(the
Swiss
delegation
also
represented
Liechtenstein)
Turkey
United
Kingdom
of
Great
Britain
and
Nothern
Ireland
United
States
of
America
Venezuela
Yugoslavia
The
Governments
of
the
following
two
States
were
represented
by
observers
:
Cuba
Iran
Pursuant
to
the
request
of
the
General
Assembly,
the
United
Nations
High
Commissioner
for
Refugees
participated,
without
the
right
to
vote,
in
the
deliber
ations
of
the
Conference.
1
United
Nations,
Official
Records
of
the
General
Assembly,
Fifth
Session,
Supplement
No. 20
(A/1775),
p.
48.
1
See
p,
150
of
this
volume.
140
United
Nations
Treaty
Series
1954
The
International
Labour
Organisation
and
the
International
Refugee
Organ
ization
were
represented
at
the
Conference
without
the
right
to
vote.
The
Conference
invited
a
representative
of
the
Council
of
Europe
to
be
repre
sented
at
the
Conference
without
the
right
to
vote.
Representatives
of
the
following
Non-Governmental
Organizations
in
consult
ative
relationship
with
the
Economic
and
Social
Council
were
also
present
as
observers
:
Category
A
International
Confederation
of
Free
Trade
Unions
International
Federation
of
Christian
Trade
Unions
Inter-Parliamentary
Union
Category
B
Agudas
Israel
World
Organization
Caritas
Internationalis
Catholic
International
Union
for
Social
Service
Commission
of
the
Churches
on
International
Affairs
Consultative
Council
of
Jewish
Organizations
Co-ordinating
Board
of
Jewish
Organizations
Friend's
World
Committee
for
Consultation
International
Association
of
Penal
Law
International
Bureau
for
the
Unification
of
Penal
Law
International
Committee
of
the
Red
Cross
International
Council
of
Women
International
Federation
of
Friends
of
Young
Women
International
League
for
the
Rights
of
Man
International
Social
Service
International
Union
for
Child
Welfare
International
Union
of
Catholic
Women's
Leagues
Pax
Romana
Women's
International
League
for
Peace
and
Freedom
World
Jewish
Congress
World
Union
for
Progressive
Judaism
World
Young
Women's
Christian
Association
Register
International
Relief
Committee
for
Intellectual
Workers
League
of
Red
Cross
Societies
Standing
Conference
of
Voluntary
Agencies
World
Association
of
Girl
Guides
and
Girl
Scouts
World
University
Service
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