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LEGAL STATUS AND THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES UNDER THE EXISTING LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES: SPECIAL FOCUS ON BANGLADESH AND INDIA

by  M.Z. Ashraful

download1. Introduction 

The 1951 Refugee Convention is the main document for the protection of refugees. A large number of refugee-rights and state-duties have been enumerated by this Convention and its Protocol of 1967 additionally. The Convention and Protocol are legally binding for the contracting states whenever they come to deal with or to regulate refugees. Whatever the Convention or Protocol states, the refugees in south Asian Countries (except Afghanistan) are not able to resort or enjoy the benefits of these enumerations as of right because governments in this part are yet to accede to the Convention of 1951 and the Protocol of 1967. Despite the long-standing complex refugee problem in the South Asian area countries here have not taken any meaningful action to acceding to the Convention or to frame any local or regional arrangement, i.e., the Organization of the African Union Convention of 1969 or Schengen (1985) and Dublin (1990) arrangements or Cartagena Declaration (1984) of … [....]