non-refoulement

noun non-re·foule·ment \ ˌnän-rə-ˌfül-ˈmän \

Definition of non-refoulement

: a principle of international law providing a refugee or asylum seeker with the right to freedom from expulsion from a territory in which he or she seeks refuge or from forcible return to a country or territory where he or she faces threats to life or freedom because of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion

First Known Use of non-refoulement

1960


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