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How Countries Can Do Better on World Refugee Day

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Demonstrators mark World Refugee Day, June 20, 2020, on the streets of Athens. © 2020 Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via AP Photo This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, but on World Refugee Day, as we laud the 148 countries that have acceded to the 1951 Convention or its 1967 Protocol, we look with alarm at a belt of countries stretching from Libya through most of the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia that have yet to sign on, and at state parties that continue to flout its principles. Disappointingly many countries not party to the Convention…


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