Repatriation – in practice, this legal term has two different meaning, depending of where it has got application:

1) It applies in the area of Immigration Law, where it refers to the procedure of returning back a refugee at the country of origin. Usually the repatriation is not voluntary, but done in cases where the refugee does not have any legal status (no papers) for residing in the welcoming country. Some developed countries repatriate fugitives usually when they have committed a crime in the welcoming country; or where these immigrants or refugees are so many so the welcoming country technically is not able to take care of them.

2) There is another meaning, applicable within the Labor Law. It details the act of re-assignment of an employee from job done abroad, and bringing him or her back to the headquarters of the employer.

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