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Guidelines on international protection No.7: The application of article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention

Guidelines on international protection No.7: The application of article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guidelines on international protection No. 7: The application of article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees to victims of trafficking and persons at risk of being trafficked, 2006, 17 Pages

The UNHCR guidelines provide guidance for Governments, legal practitioners, decision-makers, the judiciary and UNHCR staff in determining the refugee status of persons who have been trafficked.

The guidelines offer particular help on the key point that, in order to be considered a refugee under the Convention, the individual trafficking victim concerned must have a "well-founded fear of persecution" linked to one or more of the Convention grounds. The guidelines provide extensive interpretive guidance for determining whether this requirement has been met in the individual case of an individual victim of trafficking.