Asylum & Refugees

According to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is someone who has fled his or her country for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion. This section presents a collection of the norms affecting the rights of asylum-seekers (someone who has not yet been granted refugee status) and the acquisition of refugee status.

The data for this section were generously provided to PERFAR in 2014 by the Collaborative SSH-FP7 Temporary versus Permanent Migration Project - TEMPER (http://www.temperproject.eu).

Please note that legal documents refer primarily to more far-reaching reforms. Information on minor policy modifications may not be found in this collection (compiled in PERFAR until 2016).