- (stipulated in the) Geneva Convention
- (prohibits) push backs and (forced return to unsafe) country of origin
- (applies to) refugees, stateless people, asylum seekers, (people enjoying) subsidiary protection
- (overseen by) UNHCR
Non-refoulement, a principle of customary international law, prohibits the return of individuals to a situation where they would face a real risk of persecution or serious human rights abuses.
Synonyms and variants
- principle of non-refoulement
The new refugee law of 2014 domesticates critical provisions of international refugee law, reflected in the 1951 Convention, that were previously absent, including provisions related to non-refoulement, cessation, exclusion, revocation, naturalization, family unity and references to socio-economic rights.
In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council declared a blanket status of refugee to any Syrian fleeing the country due to the conflict, yet Israel continues to violate the principle of non-refoulement in this regard.