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MoU between the Government of the Republic of Angola and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the voluntary repatriation and reintegration

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MoU between the Government of the Republic of Angola and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the voluntary repatriation and reintegration
ARTICLE 1 - DEFINITIONS
ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSES OF THIS MoU
ARTICLE 3 - SET UP OF A COMMITTEE FOR REPATRIATION
ARTICLE 4 - TREATMENT FOR THE RETURNEES
ARTICLE 5 - ACCESS TO RETURNEES
ARTICLE 6 - SPONTANEOUS RETURN
ARTICLE 7 - VISITS MADE BY REFUGEE REPRESENTATIVES
ARTICLE 8 - SPOUSES AND CHILDREN NOT ANGOLAN CITIZENS
ARTICLE 9 - LOCATION AND GATHERING OF FAMILY MEMBERS
ARTICLE 10 - SPECIAL MEASURES FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS
ARTICLE 11 - WAIVER FOR IMMIGRATION, CUSTOMS AND HEALTH PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 12 - TRANSIT CENTERS
ARTICLE 13 - OFFICES OF UNHCR ON THE FIELD
ARTICLE 14 - THE ROLE OF THE UNHCR ON REHABILITATION
ARTICLE 15 - DISPLACEMENT AND SAFETY OF THE STAFF OF UNHCR
ARTICLE 16 - HUMANITARIAN GOODS, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENTS
ARTICLE 17 - OTHER AGREEMENTS ARE STILL VALID
ARTICLE 18 - RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES
ARTICLE 20 - EXPIRY DATE
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This Memorandum of Understanding entered into force on June 14, 1995, establishing the procedure for voluntary repatriation and reintegration of Angolan refugees in compliance with the agreements to which Angola is a party, including the Convention on the Status of Refugees of 1951, Protocol on the Status of Refugees in 1967 and the 1969 OAU Convention. Its main objective is to facilitate and orderly return in dignity and security of refugees to their country of origin.

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The Government of the Republic of Angola (hereafter referred to as "the Government") and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (hereinafter referred to as "the High Commissioner" or "UNHCR"); Recognizing that the right of all citizens to leave and return to his country is stated, inter alia, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of which the Republic of Angola is a party;

Whereas the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, according to its mandate, has to ensure international protection to refugees and seek permanent solutions to refugee problems, inter alia, by promoting and facilitating voluntary repatriation to their countries of origin;  

Recognizing that voluntary repatriation, where feasible, constitutes the preferred durable solution of refugee problems, and that the attainment of the same requires that refugees be repatriated in safety and dignity;

Recalling that the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, which the Government of the Republic of Angola is a signatory, declares in Article V of the generally accepted principles governing the voluntary repatriation;

Recalling that the Bicesse Accords of May 31, 1991 complemented with the Lusaka Protocol of November 20, 1994, served as a basic instrument for the policy of national reconstruction and reconciliation, based on peace, stability, democracy and social and economic development at Angola;

Considering the Amnesty Law No. 24/91 of 12 July 1991 provides a formal guarantee according to which the Angolan refugees can return to Angola with safety and security, and are not subject to any legal action, legislative or administrative for acts or offenses allegedly committed before or during his exile, in accordance with specified in such legislation;

Given that the Amnesty Law No. 18/94 of 10 November 1994 applies to all crimes against national security and all other related crimes committed by Angolan citizens in the context of military conflict after the general election, since 1 October 1992 until the signing of the Lusaka Protocol;

Recognizing that measures and special arrangements are needed in Angola for the safe and orderly repatriation, as well as the reintegration of Angolan refugees;

AGREED AS FOLLOW:




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