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The Non-Signatory Blog

Photo of the UN General Assembly debating the draft articles on succession of States in respect of treatiesThe UN General Assembly debating the draft articles on succession of States in respect of treaties
Published Oct. 27, 2021 3:33 PM

In 2003 the Supreme Court of Mauritius concluded that, upon its independence from Great Britain in 1968, Mauritius had succeeded to the 1951 Refugee Convention. Yet Mauritius is not among the formal list of States Parties to the Convention and UNHCR regularly encourages it to accede to the Convention. Why then does the Supreme Court consider Mauritius a State Party while the International Community continues to see it as a non-signatory State?

Map illustration displaying BEYOND's case study countries.
Published Dec. 4, 2020 2:33 PM

With a slightly delayed start due to the global pandemic, we are finally kicking off our five-year project BEYOND! Much hard work awaits in the years to come, but the project will be off to a flying start with lots on our to-do list for 2021.

Beyond

Welcome to the BEYOND project blog.
Here we will share research and insights from our work on non-signatory states and the 1951 Refugee Convention.