The Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (“Convention”) recognizes as refugees those who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted on the basis of inter alia “political opinion,” are unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of their home country
James C. Hathaway,
The Michigan Guidelines on Risk for Reasons of Political Opinion,
Mich. J. Int'l L.
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