United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR

Our Supreme Court has repeatedly interpreted and adumbrated Article 21 of our Constitution, which would certainly include the right of non-refoulement.
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Updated: May 05, 2021 05:44:41 pm

05 May 2021 Current Affairs:The High Court of Manipur has granted permission to seven Myanmar nationals who entered India secretly after the February military coup to seek safety from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi (UNHCR).

Highlights:
♦ India is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), but not to the UN Refugee Conventions.
♦ Our Supreme Court has repeatedly interpreted and adumbrated Article 21 of our Constitution, which would certainly include the right of non-refoulement.
About  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
♦ It is a United Nations Refugee Agency and a humanitarian organisation committed to saving lives, upholding rights, and helping refugees, internally displaced peoples, and stateless people create a better future.
♦ It was founded in 1950 to assist millions of Europeans who had been forced to flee or had lost their homes.
♦ The company's headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
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