Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. The Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees is a key treaty in international refugee law. It entered into force on 4 October 1967, and 146 countries are parties. ... This was needed in the historical context of refugee flows resulting from decolonisation.
Signed: 31 January 1967
Effective: 4 October 1967
Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations