There’s no place like home: States’ obligations in relation to transfers of persons

The article sets out States' obligations in relation to transfers of persons under refugee law, human rights law and international humanitarian law, and revisits the key elements of non-refoulement, including: its application where persons are transferred from one State to another or within the territory of a single State; the range of risks that give rise to application of the principle; important procedural elements; and, its effect on States' obligations regarding diplomatic assurances.

About the author

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard
Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and a Research Associate at the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations.

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