Treaty on Political Asylum and Refuge

The Treaty on Political Asylum and Refuge is a multi-party treaty regarding political asylum and refugee law. It was signed in Montevideo on 4 August 1939 and entered into force on 29 December 1954.

The treaty builds upon the Treaty on International Penal Law, adopted by the First South American Congress on Private International Law in Montevideo on 23 January 1889, incorporating doctrines already accepted due to situations which had occurred since between 1889 and 1939.

Member statesEdit

In order of appearance in the treaty preamble:[1]


  1. ^ "Introduction". The American Journal of International Law. 37 (3): 95–99. 1943. JSTOR 2213800.