Detention

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Restriction on freedom of movement, usually through enforced confinement. Article 31 of the 1951 Convention provides certain safeguards in relation to the restriction of freedom of movement for refugees who enter or reside in the country illegally.


UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR Master Glossary of Terms, June 2006, Rev.1,

available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/42ce7d444.html