Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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Canada has acceded to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (Convention) and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (Protocol), as of 4 June 1969.

Adoption: The Convention was adopted 28 July 1951 by the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons held in Geneva.

The Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 31 January 1967.

Entry into force: The Convention entered into force on 22 April 1954. The Protocol entered into force on 4 October 1967.

Number of signatories and ratifications/accessions: As of April 2015, there are 145 State Parties to the 1951 Convention and 146 State Parties to the 1967 Protocol.

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