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Article Anne Aagten on migrant smuggling and Article 1F(b) Refugee Convention

Article 1F Refugee Convention obligates the States Parties to the Convention to exclude individuals, with respect to whom there are serious reasons to consider that they were involved in the commission of severe crimes, from protection as refugees. Article 1F(b) specifically covers serious non-political crimes.

Anne Aagten wrote for the Crimmigratie & Recht journal an article in which she investigated whether migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean can be considered a serious non-political crime and if yes, which forms of participation in a particular smuggling operation may lead to exclusion from protection as a refugee.

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