Expulsion Law and Legal Definition

Expulsion is the process by which a refugee or an individual is ordered to leave the territory of a particular country. The decision to expel may be taken by a court of law or by administrative authorities charged with immigration duties. Expulsion mainly concerns refugees who have gained entry into the territory of a particular state, either legally or illegally. The 1951 international Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees contains various safeguards for protecting the interests of the refugees. International law stipulates that the Convention must be applied without discrimination of race, religion or country of origin. The Convention contains provision for the documentation of refugees, including a refugee travel document in Passport completed.