The transfer of a person to their country of origin. While the term could refer to any person regardless of their health status, repatriation is often a euphemism for the shipping of a body back to the person’s home country for burial.
13) As this Note demonstrates, the legal requirements states must satisfy to mandate repatriation under the 1951 Refugee Convention are not clear, and confusion exists at the intersection of voluntary and mandated repatriation.
In conclusion, the resilience, bravery, and capability of African refugees to deal with their own voluntary repatriations without much assistance from the international community is laudable, and their desire to return home represents an acute optimistic indication towards durable solutions to the African refugee crisis.
Anne Bevis, the repatriation liaison officer for Wootton Bassett RBL, said: "The ceremony will bring closure to us, with the handing over to Brize Norton, it sort of ties it all up nicely and gives us closure, otherwise it is left high and dry.