Ad Hoc Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems, Decisions of the Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems Through 24 January 1950
Ad Hoc Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems
Decisions of the Committee on Statelessness and related problems through 24 January 1950
The numbering of articles in the Secretariat text (E/AC.32/2) has been retained.
CHAPTER III JURIDICAL CONDITION
Article 4 Personal status
1. The personal status of refugees shall be governed by the law of their country of domicile or, if they have no domicile, by the law of their country of residence.
2. Rights acquired under a law other than the law of the country of domicile or present residence of refugees, more particularly rights attaching to marriage, shall be respected, subject to compliance with the formalities prescribed by the law of their country of domicile, or, if they have no domicile, by the law of their country of residence, if this be necessary.
Article 5 Movable and immovable property
The High Contracting Parties undertake to accord to refugees whose regular residence is in their territory the treatment accorded to foreigners generally with regard to the acquisition of movable and immovable property and other rights pertaining thereto, and to leases and other contracts relating to movable and immovable property.
Article 6 Intellectual and industrial property
In respect of industrial and intellectual property (copyright, industrial property, patents, licences, trademarks, designs and models, trade names etc...), refugees shall enjoy the most favourable treatment accorded to nationals of foreign countries.
Article 7 Right of association
With regard to non-profit-making associations and trade unions, refugees shall enjoy the same rights as are accorded to foreigners generally.