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Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Israel: Amendment to Article 1

Publisher UN Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons
Author UN General Assembly
Publication Date 17 July 1951
Citation / Document Symbol A/CONF.2/82/Rev.1
Cite as UN Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons, Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Israel: Amendment to Article 1 , 17 July 1951, A/CONF.2/82/Rev.1, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae68cdd5c.html [accessed 24 July 2016]

Article 1, Section B (6) to be redrafted as follows:

Being a person who has no nationality he is, because the circumstances in connexion with which he has been recognized as a refugee have ceased to exist, unable to return to the country of his former habitual residence

Provided that this paragraph shall not apply to a refugee falling under section A (1) of this Article who is able to invoke compelling family reasons, or reasons arising out of previous persecutions for refusing to return to the country of this habitual residence.

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