The Refugees Convention 50 Years On: Globalisation and International Law

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Australian advocates and government officials as well as practicing and academic lawyers evaluate whether the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, usually called the Refugees Convention, remains an adequate framework for protecting refugees in the context of globalization and a developed international law regime, in particular whether it can be an effective instrument to protect human rights law. One of the specific issues they address is whether the concept of economic globalization can overcome the economic nationalism of western nations and help forge a new international consensus on the refugee problem. The 12 studies are from a June 2001 workshop in Melbourne. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754622703
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors - Presenters and Commentators from the 2001 Workshop
1 Overview 1
2 The State of Asylum: Democratisation, Judicialisation and Evolution of Refugee Policy 19
3 The Refugees Convention at 50: Mid-life Crisis or Terminal Inadequacy? An Australian Perspective 47
4 Durable Solutions: Refugee Status Determination and the Framework of International Protection 91
5 Criminality and State Protection: Structural Tensions in Canadian Refugee Law 109
6 Safe for Whom? The Safe Third Country Concept Finds a Home in Australia 133
7 'Mind the Gap': Seeking Alternative Protection Under the Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 173
8 The Human Rights of Rejected Asylum Seekers Being Removed From Australia 193
9 The Role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Refugee Definition 233
10 New Uses of the Refugees Convention: Sexuality and Refugee Status 251
11 Moving Beyond the State: Refugees, Accountability and Protection 279
12 Global Solutions 313
Index 329
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