Refugee Convention, 1951 the travaux préparatoires analysed, with a commentary by Paul Weis

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York, NY .

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  • Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951),
  • Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.

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Statementby the late Paul Weis.
SeriesCambridge international documents series ;, v. 7
ContributionsUniversity of Cambridge. Research Centre for International Law., University of Oxford. Refugee Studies Programme.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK3230.R45 A34 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 383 p. ;
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1088112M
ISBN 100521472954
LC Control Number94012144

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