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Jean Binkovitz, M.S.,J.D.
Asylum Law and the International Community
1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
Convention Against Torture*
Evidenced by practice and opinio juris
Right to seek refuge from conflict (evidenced by inclusion in Geneva Convention and ICJ Statutes)
UDHRInternational Law Sources Include:
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the principles of the United Nations