DISCUSSION: In lines 55-58, the passage suggests that the UNHRC document will influence national laws. They may start protecting social groups too.
- We’re not given example of many terms used in UN documents. We only have evidence for one term: “social group”.
- National asylum laws are mentioned only once. It’s suggested that those laws are influenced by UN documents, and not the other way around.
- CORRECT. This is why the UNHCR’s broad interpretation is significant. Countries look to the UNHCR when interpreting their own refugee laws.
- This goes too far. The UNHCR document isn’t official law. There’s no reason that a UNHCR interpretation must influence national laws.
- If the UNHCR document influences national laws, then why would the terms in national laws be in direct opposition to the UNCHR’s interpretations? Of course, it’s possible some countries have conflicting laws, but we have no evidence to support this.
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