The article aims to investigate the legal framework of
refugee protection system at regional and international
level, which starts with the modern history of refugee system that when
fleeing people from one region to another were considered as refugees.
It further explores steps that were taken at the initial moment and how
such system developed at the international level. The legal protection
along with internationally accepted definition of refugees was achieved
with the passage of time. The 1951 Refugee Convention is considered
as the main foundation upon which the whole refugee system is based,
was further augmented with the adoption of the 1967 Protocol, which
removed the two main objections i.e. the temporal and geographical
limitations from the Convention. The article explains the refugee
definition, protections available under various instruments at regional
and international level to refugees.
1-Muhammad Zubair: Associate Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan. 2-Muhammad Aqeel Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan. 3-Muzamil Shah: Superintendent, Department of Law, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.