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Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Egypt: Draft Amendment to Article 27

Publisher UN Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons
Author UN General Assembly
Publication Date 6 July 1951
Citation / Document Symbol A/CONF.2/44
Cite as UN Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons, Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Egypt: Draft Amendment to Article 27, 6 July 1951, A/CONF.2/44, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae68cdc20.html [accessed 30 September 2014]

Delete paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article and substitute the following text:

1)   The Contracting States shall not expel a refugee lawfully in their territory save on one of the following grounds:

(a)  because he has been convicted of a crime or offence punishable by more than three month's imprisonment;

(b)  because he has engaged in activities of a subversive nature or which are prejudicial to public order, the internal or external security of the State, public morals or health;

(c)  because he is indigent and is a charge on the State.

2)   In every case, expulsion shall apply solely to individuals. Expulsion may only be effected by a ministerial order communicated to the person to be expelled.

3)   No change.

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