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Complainant Name:
UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Express


The London Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees complained that an article had used inaccurate terminology when reporting on the issue of refugees and asylum seekers.


The matter was resolved when the newspaper agreed to circulate a leaflet produced by the UNHCR titled Reporting Asylum and Refugee Issues to its journalists. The leaflet gave definitions of terms such as asylum seeker ('Anyone who seeks protection claiming they have suffered persecution or fear persecution as described under the 1951 Refugee Convention, and is waiting for a decision') and refugee ('a person who has been granted asylum (refugee status) under the 1951 Refugee Convention').

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