No. 5 (XXVIII) - 1977
The Executive Committee,
(a) Noted with satisfaction the report of the High Commissioner that States have generally continued to follow liberal asylum practices;
(b) Concerned, however, that according to the report of the High Commissioner cases continue to occur in which asylum-seekers have encountered serious difficulties in finding a country willing to grant them even temporary refuge and that refusal of permanent or temporary asylum has led in a number of cases to serious consequences for the persons concerned;
(c) Requested the High Commissioner to draw the attention of Governments to the various international instruments existing in the field of asylum and reiterated the fundamental importance of these instruments from a humanitarian standpoint;
(d) Appealed to Governments to follow, or continue to follow, liberal practices in granting permanent or at least temporary asylum to refugees who have come directly to their territory;
(e) Called on Governments to co-operate, in a spirit of international solidarity, with the High Commissioner in the performance of his functions - especially with respect to asylum - in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 428(V) of 14 December 1950.