Title Note on UNHCR's Interpretation of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Article 12(1)(a) of the EU Qualification Directive in the context of Palestinian refugees seeking international protection
Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Publication Date May 2013
Country State of Palestine
Topics International protection | Palestinian | Regional instruments
Other Languages / Attachments German | Greek | Romanian | Russian
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Note on UNHCR's Interpretation of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Article 12(1)(a) of the EU Qualification Directive in the context of Palestinian refugees seeking international protection, May 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/518cb8c84.html [accessed 10 December 2016]
Comments This Note provides UNHCR's updated position on the proper interpretation of Article 1D of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the corresponding provision in the Qualification Directive (Article 12(1)(a)), taking into account the recent decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Bolbol (C-31/09) and El Kott (C-364/11), and UNHCR’s amicus curiae intervention in El Kott. Further guidance will be issued in due course.