Details of Treaty No.107

European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees
Title European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees
Reference ETS No.107
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 16/10/1980  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States party either to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28/7/1951 or to the Protocol on the Statute of Refugees of 31/1/1967
Entry into Force 01/12/1980  - 2 Ratifications.

The Agreement aims to secure the adoption of standard rules to determine which State is to assume the responsibility for a refugee, in particular in connection with the issue of travel documents. The Agreement lays down, among other things, the conditions in which responsibility for issuing a travel document is transferred from one Party to another when a refugee changes his/her place of residence.

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