Human Security and Non-Citizens: Law, Policy and International Affairs

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The past decades have seen enormous changes in our perceptions of 'security', the causes of insecurity and the measures adopted to address them. Threats of terrorism and the impacts of globalisation and mass migration have shaped our identities, politics and world views. This volume of essays analyses these shifts in thinking and, in particular, critically engages with the concept of 'human security' from legal, international relations and human rights perspectives. Contributors consider the special circumstances of non-citizens, such as refugees, migrants and displaced and stateless persons, and assess whether, conceptually and practically, 'human security' helps to address the multiple challenges they face.

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"[Human Security and Non-Citizens] is to be highly recommended both for the depth of research and the interest and relevance of the subject matter. [It] serve[s] to enlighten and inform through considerable attention to documentation and careful historiographical research of the [-] literature. Given the vast remit of the volume, no article of limited length can do justice to its contents. Suffice to say that this is a vital book to read for lawyers [-], for academic researchers who wish to gain further insights, and for students who seek a general introduction to the relevant and complex issues that prevail in this new century.”

- History: Review of New Books (2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521513296
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Edwards is Lecturer in International Refugee and Human Rights Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University. She has previously worked as a legal adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Amnesty International.

Carla Ferstman is the Director of REDRESS, an international non-governmental organisation which provides legal support to survivors of torture and related crimes. She has worked as a criminal defence lawyer in Canada and written and lectured extensively on international criminal law and human rights.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Human security, human rights and human dignity 1

1 Humanising non-citizens: the convergence of human rights and human security Alice Edwards Edwards, Alice Carla Ferstman Ferstman, Carla 3

Pt. II Physical and legal security, armed conflict and refuge 47

2 The value of the human security framework in addressing statelessness Mark Manly Manly, Mark Laura Van Waas Van Waas, Laura 49

3 Protection and empowerment: strategies to strengthen refugees' human security Frances Nicholson Nicholson, Frances 82

4 From here to where? Refugees living in protracted situations in Africa Edwin Odhiambo Abuya Abuya, Edwin Odhiambo 125

5 Once we were warriors: critical reflections on refugee and IDP militarisation and human security Robert Muggah Muggah, Robert 166

6 Human security and protection from refoulement in the maritime context Barbara Miltner Miltner, Barbara 195

Pt. III Migration, development and environment 225

7 Empowering migrants: human security, human rights and policy Pia Oberoi Oberoi, Pia 227

8 Labour migration management and the rights of migrant workers Ryszard Cholewinski Cholewinski, Ryszard 273

9 Socio-economic rights, human security and survival migrants: Whose rights? Whose security? Eve Lester Lester, Eve 314

10 An insecure climate for human security? Climate-induced displacement and international law Jane McAdam McAdam, Jane Ben Saul Saul, Ben 357

11 Human security and trafficking of human beings: the myth and the reality Ryszard Piotrowicz Piotrowicz, Ryszard 404

Pt. IV National security and the 'war on terror' 419

12 A distinction with a legal difference: the consequences of non-citizenship in the 'war onterror' Craig Forcese Forcese, Craig 421

13 Immigration law enforcement after 9/11 and human rights Daniel Moeckli Moeckli, Daniel 459

14 Protection of non-citizens against removal under international human rights law Vesselina Vandova Vandova, Vesselina 495

15 The human security framework and counter-terrorism: examining the rhetoric relating to 'extraordinary renditions' Carla Ferstman Ferstman, Carla 532

16 Legal routes to restoring individual rights at Guantanamo Bay: the effectiveness of habeas corpus applications and efforts to obtain diplomatic protection Lorna McGregor McGregor, Lorna 560

Index 589

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