Problems of Protection: The UNHCR Refugees and Human Rights: The UNHCR, Refugees, and Human Rights [NOOK Book]

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Of all the humanitarian impulses in world politics today, one of the most widely recognized is the need to protect refuges. However, as The Problems of Protection explores, what on the surface appears to be a simple proposition can quickly become complex and controversial. This complexity results in troubling variation in how we respond to our obligation to protect refugees—while NATO launches a major military intervention on behalf of Albanians in Kosovo amidst worldwide media attention, the international ...
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Problems of Protection: The UNHCR Refugees and Human Rights: The UNHCR, Refugees, and Human Rights

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Overview

Of all the humanitarian impulses in world politics today, one of the most widely recognized is the need to protect refuges. However, as The Problems of Protection explores, what on the surface appears to be a simple proposition can quickly become complex and controversial. This complexity results in troubling variation in how we respond to our obligation to protect refugees—while NATO launches a major military intervention on behalf of Albanians in Kosovo amidst worldwide media attention, the international community's response to Sierra Leonean refugees is slow, inefficient and inadequate. Who qualifies as a refugee in need of protection? Should refugees be returned as soon as possible, or integrated into safer host countries? The contributors to this volume address the often lacking political will among powerful countries and donors, shifting attitudes among affected countries, and the difficulty of rebuilding societies in a world in which the number of refugees will almost c
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135395551
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/30/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,301,715
  • File size: 942 KB

Meet the Author

Niklaus Steiner is Associate Director of the University Center for International Studies at University of North Carolina. Gil Loesher was professor of International Relations at Notre Dame and he is now at the Center for International Studies at Oxford University. He serves on the Editorial board of the Journal of Refugee Studies and the UNHCR's State of the World's Refugees. Mark Gibney is Belk Distinguished Professor of Humanities at University of North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 UNHCR at Fifty: Refugee Protection and World Politics 3
2 What Is Refugee Protection? A Question Revisited 19
3 The Legal and Ethical Obligations of UNHCR: The Case of Temporary Protection in Western Europe 37
4 Defining Persecution and Protection: The Cultural Relativism Debate and the Rights of Refugees 61
5 Refugee Protection in Troubled Times: Reflections on Institutional and Legal Developments at the Crossroads 79
6 A Rare Opening in the Wall: The Growing Recognition of Gender-Based Persecution 101
7 The Role of Non-governmental Organizations in the International Refugee Regime 117
8 Changing Priorities in Refugee Protection: The Rwandan Repatriation from Tanzania 141
9 The Marginalization of Palestinian Refugees 155
10 Arguing about Asylum: The Complexity of Refugee Debates in Europe 179
11 Post-Conflict Reintegration and Reconstruction: Doing It Right Takes a While 197
12 Securing Refuge from Terror: Refugee Protection in East Africa after September 11 225
13 Refugee Protection in Europe and the U.S. after 9/11 237
Notes 263
Biographies 329
Index 335
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