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The Refugee or Person in Need of International Protection (Qualification) Regulations 2006

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2.  In these Regulations—

“application for asylum” means the request of a person to be recognised as a refugee under the Geneva Convention;

“Geneva Convention” means the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28 July 1951 and the New York Protocol of 31 January 1967(1);

“immigration rules” means rules made under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971(2);

“persecution” means an act of persecution within the meaning of Article 1(A) of the Geneva Convention;

“person eligible for humanitarian protection” means a person who is eligible for a grant of humanitarian protection under the immigration rules;

“refugee” means a person who falls within Article 1(A) of the Geneva Convention and to whom regulation 7 does not apply;

“residence permit” means a document confirming that a person has leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom whether limited or indefinite;

“serious harm” means serious harm as defined in the immigration rules;

“person” means any person who is not a British citizen.

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The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (“the Geneva Convention”) is contained in United Nations Treaty Series No. 2545, volume 189 at page 137 and applied to those who became refugees as a result of events occurring before 1st January 1951. It came into force on 22nd April 1954. The 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees is contained in United Nations, Treaty Series No. 8791, volume 606 at page 267. It amends the Geneva Convention so that it also applies to those who become refugees as a result of events occurring on or after 1st January 1951 and it came into force on 4th October 1967.

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