IRRC No. 871

There’s no place like home: States’ obligations in relation to transfers of persons

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The article sets out States' obligations in relation to transfers of persons under refugee law, human rights law and international humanitarian law, and revisits the key elements of non-refoulement, including: its application where persons are transferred from one State to another or within the territory of a single State; the range of risks that give rise to application of the principle; important procedural elements; and, its effect on States' obligations regarding diplomatic assurances.

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