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Principles on the Role of Judges and Lawyers in Relation to Refugees and Migrants

Knowledge Platform

The Principles seek to help judges and lawyers, as well as legislators and other government officials, better secure human rights and the rule of law in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants. The Principles address the role of judges and lawyers in relation to, among other aspects: determinations of entitlement to international protection; deprivation of liberty; removals; effective remedy and access to justice; independence, impartiality, and equality before the law; conflicts between national and international law.

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*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).