This thesis introduces the history behind the legal term “refugee” with the emphasis on the abstract and altogether ambiguous definition, international discrepancies, and the United Nations’ Convention of Status relating to Refugees adopted in 1951. The purpose of the thesis is to highlight the shortcomings of the Convention starting with the legal definition of a refugee then continuing to inherent defects of refugee law, problems of the exclusion/secession of refugee status as stated in the Convention, domestic application of the Convention, and finally some advances in points of suggestion.