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Buy and Download Description When the 1951 Convention was adopted, it was taken for granted that states would assume full responsibility for determining whom they would recognise as a refugee. Under its 1950 statute, UNHCR's role was clearly defined as being primarily to promote the adoption of the refugee law instruments and respect for the rights of refugees they enshrined. Its involvement in refugee status determination was initially very limited: in some countries it sat as an observer on national status-determination bodies, and it was generally responsible for asylum-seekers who had been wrongly denied asylum, helping them find another host country. The fact that fifty years on UNHCR is in charge of determining refugee status in at least sixty-four states (Crisp 2002; see also UNHCR 1999b) would have astonished the drafters of the convention.1 When the 1951 Convention was adopted, it was taken for granted that states would assume full responsibility for determining whom they would recognise as a refugee. Under its 1950 statute, UNHCR's role was clearly defined as being primarily to prom
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