Migration and Home Affairs

right of asylum

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Definition(s)

The right of the State, in virtue of its territorial sovereignty and in the exercise of its discretion, to allow a non-national to enter and reside, and to resist the exercise of jurisdiction by any State over that individual.

Source(s)

UNHCR International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology

Translations

  • BG: право на убежище (от гледна точка на държавата, предоставяща закрила)
  • CS: právo azylu
  • DE: Recht, Asyl zu gewähren; Asylrecht (DE)
  • EL: δικαίωμα παροχής ασύλου
  • EN: right of asylum
  • ES: derecho de asilo
  • ET: õigus varjupaigale
  • FI: turvapaikkaoikeus
  • FR: droit d’asile
  • GA: ceart tearmainn
  • HU: menedékjog
  • IT: diritto di asilo
  • LT: prieglobsčio suteikimo teisė
  • LV: patvēruma tiesības
  • MT: Dritt mogħti għall-ażil
  • NL: asielrecht / recht van asiel
  • PL: prawo do udzielenia azylu
  • PT: direito ao asilo
  • RO: dreptul la azil
  • SK: právo udeliť azyl
  • SL: azilna pravica
  • SV: asylrätt
  • NO: rett til å gi beskyttelse / asyl (b); rett til å gje vern / asyl (n)

Synonym(s)

  • right to grant asylum

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Related Term(s)

Note(s)

1. In some States there are narrower or broader criteria than that laid down in the Geneva Refugee Convention and Protocol )
2. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) uses a generic term, in two senses:
- the right to grant asylum (a State may grant asylum in its territory to any person at its own discretion) and
- the right to be granted asylum either vis-à-vis the State in whose territory asylum is requested, or vis‑à-vis the pursuing State.