Your question: What are the general obligations for a refugee?

What are the responsibilities of refugees?

Refugees have been told they have a duty to return home once asylum is not necessary; a duty to remain in the first country of asylum; and a duty to submit to detention when it is ordered.

What obligations do countries have under the Refugee Convention?

The primary obligation under the Convention is that of non-refoulement—that is, refugees must not be expelled or returned to places where they would face persecution based on one or more Convention grounds. This covers both the refugee’s country of origin and third countries.

What are the rights and duties of refugees?


  • I. Right to Protection Against Refoulement. …
  • (II) Right to Seek Asylum. …
  • (III) Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination. …
  • (IV) Right to Life and Personal Security. …
  • (V) Right to Return. …
  • (VI) The Right to Remain.
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What are the basic needs of refugees?

The UNHCR Results Framework defines basic needs in terms of access to basic services and assistance in health, nutrition, WASH, food, shelter, energy, education, as well as domestic items and specialised services for people with specific needs.

What are the protection available for the refugees under the refugee Convention of 1951?

What is contained in the 1951 Convention? It defines what the term ‘refugee’ means. It outlines a refugee’s rights including such things as freedom of religion and movement, the right to work, education and accessibility to travel documents, but it also underscores a refugee’s obligations to a host government.

Who are called refugees?

A person can only be a refugee if he or she is outside his or her country of nationality, or for those who are stateless (that is, without citizenship of any country), their country of habitual residence.

What did the 1967 Protocol do?

The 1967 Protocol removed the Refugee Convention’s temporal and geographical restrictions so that the Convention applied universally. Article 1 of the Protocol says that countries that ratify it agree to abide by the Refugee Convention as well – even if they are not a party to it.

What are Australia’s obligations in relation to asylum seekers and refugees?

Australia has obligations to protect the human rights of all asylum seekers and refugees who arrive in Australia, regardless of how or where they arrive and whether they arrive with or without a visa.

What are the 5 grounds on which a person can seek protection as a refugee?

Serious harm includes, but is not limited to:

  • a threat to the person’s life or liberty.
  • significant physical harassment of the person.
  • significant physical ill treatment of the person.
  • significant economic hardship that threatens the person’s capacity to subsist (ability to survive)
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What are 3 rights that refugees are entitled to?

Those rights in the UN Refugee Convention essentially highlight that refugees who are fleeing to a different country should have freedom to work, freedom to move, freedom to access education, and basic other freedoms that would allow them to live their lives normally, just like you and me.

How are refugees treated and protected?

The following are universal human rights that are most relevant to refugees:

  1. the right to freedom from torture or degrading treatment.
  2. the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
  3. the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
  4. the right to life, liberty, and security.
  5. freedom from discrimination.

What do refugees need most?

They’re in need of the basics to sustain their lives: food, clothing, healthcare, shelter, and household and hygiene items. Refugees also need reliable access to clean water, as well as sanitation facilities. Children need a safe environment and a chance to play and go to school.

Why do refugees support?

People who leave their homes due to natural disasters, climate change, or severe situations such as a lack of food (including famine), water, education, health care and a livelihood, are not legally recognised as refugees. But these people also need support – and CARE is there to provide it.

How can we help refugees?

You can donate to charities that help refugees in the UK and abroad:

  1. British Red Cross.
  2. Oxfam.
  3. Save the Children.
  4. UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
  5. UNICEF.
  6. World Food Programme.
  7. Refugee Action.
  8. Refugee Council.