- April 26, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : International Relations
Context : Supreme Court must rethink its order on deportation of Rohingya refugees.
- Non-refoulement is a fundamental principle of international law that forbids a country receiving asylum seekers from returning them to a country in which they would be in likely danger of persecution based on “race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion”.
- Unlike political asylum, which applies to those who can prove a well-grounded fear of persecution based on certain category of persons, non-refoulement refers to the generic repatriation of people, including refugees into war zones and other disaster locales.
- It is a principle of customary international law, as it applies even to states that are not partiesto the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol.
- It is also a principle of the Trucial law of nations.