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National Commission for Refugees, etc. Act

  • Published in Official Gazette supplement no. 75 on 29 December 1989
  • Commenced on 29 December 1989
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
An Act to establish the National Commission for Refugees for safeguarding the interest and treatment of persons who are seeking to become refugees in Nigeria or persons seeking political asylum in Nigeria and other matters incidental thereto.

Part I – Prohibition of expulsion of refugees, etc.

1. Prohibition of expulsion or return of refugees

(1)As from the commencement of this Act and notwithstanding any other law or enactment, no person who is a refugee within the meaning of this Act shall be refused entry into Nigeria, expelled, extradited or returned in any manner whatsoever, to the frontiers of any territory where-(a)his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular group or political opinion; or(b)his life, physical integrity or liberty could be thr…

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