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Constitution of the Somali Democratic Republic

Publisher National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities
Publication Date 1979
Cite as Constitution of the Somali Democratic Republic [Somalia],   1979, available at: [accessed 26 May 2016]
Comments This is an unofficial translation. Only provisions relating to asylum are selected here.
DisclaimerThis is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.

Article 35

(2) The Somali Democratic Republic may grant political asylum to a person who has fled his country or another for political reasons while struggling for the interests of the masses, human rights or peace.

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