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Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:45

UN Refugee Convention Not Being Upheld

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Attorney, Devon Williams, says more needs to be done to uphold the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention in this country.

The 1951 Refugee Convention is a multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum, and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum.

Addressing a Public Panel Discussion on Refugee Law in an Interconnected World in Trinidad and Tobago at the Hall of Justice, Mr. Williams said some police officers are detaining asylum seekers and destroying their asylum seeker certificates and other identification documents.

He said when people are detained, this will affect what takes place in court.

The Attorney said there is a disconnect between the Conventions and this country.

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