Basic Documents on International Migration Law by Richard Plender

By Richard Plender

Brings jointly in a single quantity the most foreign conventions, declarations and tools governing foreign migration within the shape during which they stood on 31 December 1995. It comprises the texts of those fabrics, including details at the present kingdom of ratification of every device and symptoms of any reservations, interpretative declarations or different statements made via the States events. The textual content contains: excerpts from multilateral texts; tools governing nationality and statelessness; fabrics on the subject of refugees; and texts emanating from the Council of Europe, the convention on defense and Co-operation in Europe, the ecu neighborhood and Union, and the overseas Labour association. eventually, there's a team of texts of common value, from the Inter-American conference on Territorial Asylum of 1945 to the conference of Human Rights concluded by means of the Commonwealth of self sustaining States in 1995.

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The articles intended for consumption shall not exceed the quantities necessary for direct utilisation by the persons concerned. 19 2. Consular employees shall enjoy the privileges and exemptions specified in paragraph 1 of this article in respect of articles imported at the time of first installation. 3. Personal baggage accompanying consular officers and members of their families forming part of their households shall be exempt from inspection. It may be inspected only if there is serious reason to believe that it contains articles other than those referred to in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 1 of this Article, or articles the import or export of which is prohibited by the laws and regulations of the receiving State or which are subject to its quarantine laws and regulations.

2. This article is without prejudice to any international instrument or national legislation which does or may contain provisions of wider application. [. ] Article 3 1. No State Party shall expel, return (“refouler”) or extradite a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture. 2. For the purpose of determining whether there are such grounds, the competent authorities shall take into account all relevant considerations including, where applicable, the existence in the State concerned of a consistent pattern of gross, flagrant or mass violations of human rights.

The Covenant gives aliens all the protection regarding rights guaranteed therein, and its requirements should be observed by States parties in their legislation and in practice as appropriate. The position of aliens would thus be considerably improved. States parties should ensure that the provisions of the Covenant and the rights under it are made known to aliens within their jurisdiction. 5. The Covenant does not recognize the right of aliens to enter or reside in the territory of a State party.

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