non-refoulement

noun
non-re·​foule·​ment | \ ˌnän-rə-ˌfül-ˈmän How to pronounce non-refoulement (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-refoulement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-refoulement. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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