Ad Hoc Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems, Denmark: Amendment to Draft Article 24 of the Draft Convention on Refugees (E/AC.32/2)
Ad Hoc Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems
Denmark: Amendment to Draft Article 24 of the Draft Convention on Refugees
Add the following paragraphs to the draft article:
6. The High Contracting Parties agree that any measures taken under the preceding paragraph which impose restrictions of movement on refugees shall be limited as to extent and duration to those which are absolutely necessary.
7. The High Contracting Parties agree that in the case of refugees provisionally admitted to their territories as an emergency measure, but who have not been authorized to reside therein, restrictions of movement shall be limited to those which are absolutely necessary.
8. The High Contracting Parties agree that if they should consider it necessary to order the internment of refugees or the restriction of their residence to specified areas such orders shall be made only on the merits of each individual case and solely where such measures are absolutely necessary, and that the conditions of internment and the treatment of interned refugees shall, both morally and materially, be consistent with human dignity and shall not be less favourable than those accorded [Alternative 1: to civilian internees in time of war according to the provisions of the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 (Articles 78 et seq.)] [Alternative 2: to persons temporarily deprived of their liberty pending investigation by law enforcement agencies.]