Draft Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Federal Republic of Germany: Amendment to Article 1

Substitute the following for the text of paragraph E:

E.            The provisions of the present Convention shall not apply to any person with respect to whom there are serious reasons for considering that (a) he has committed a war crime or a crime against humanity as specified in article 147 of the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and in the corresponding articles of the three other Geneva Conventions of the same date and in article III of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 9 December 1948; or (b) he has committed a crime against peace, namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing; or (c) he falls under the provisions of article 14, paragraph 2, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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