Refugees Act, 2017

Short title: 
Refugees Act, 2017
Long title: 
An Act to establish the office of the Commissioner for Refugees and provide for its functions; provide for the recognition, protection and control of refugees; provide for the rights and responsibilities of refugees; establish the Refugees Fund; domesticate the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 1951 and its Protocol of 1967, and the Organisation of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugees Problems in Africa, 1969; repeal and replace the Refugees (Control) Act, 1970; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.
Year of Act: 
Number of Act: 
Date of assent: 
24 June 2017
Date of promulgation: 
12 May 2017
Date of commencement: 
13 April 2017
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