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Convention refugees

Convention refugees

Convention refugees

To get refugee protection, a claimant must prove they are either a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection. A Convention refugee is someone who cannot or does not want to return to their country because of a well-founded fear of being persecuted, based on at least one of these things:

  • race
  • religion
  • nationality
  • political opinion
  • membership in a particular social group.

A social group can be:

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