The impact of violence and conflict on refugee status determination and international protection is a key developing field. Given the contemporary dynamics of armed conflict, how to interpret and apply the refugee definitions at global and regional levels is increasingly relevant to governmental policy-makers, decision-makers, legal practitioners, academics and students. This book will provide a comprehensive analysis of the global and regional refugee instruments as they apply to claimants in flight from situations of armed violence and conflict, exploring their interrelationship and how they are interpreted and applied (or should be applied). As part of a broader United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees project to develop guidelines on the interpretation and application of international refugee law instruments to claimants fleeing armed conflict and other situations of violence, it includes contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in this field as well as emerging authors with specific expertise.
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About the Author
Alice Edwards is Head of the Secretariat of the Convention against Torture Initiative.
Cornelis Wouters is the senior refugee law advisor at the Division of International Protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva.
Table of ContentsNotes on contributors and editors; Foreword Filippo Grandi; List of abbreviations; Introduction Volker Türk, Alice Edwards and Cornelis Wouters; Part I. Causes, Character and Effects: 1. The causes, character and conduct of internal armed conflict, and the effects on civilian populations Theo Farrell and Olivier Schmitt; Part II. Refugee Status under Global and Regional Instruments: 2. The 1951 Refugee Convention and the protection of people fleeing armed conflict and other situations of violence Vanessa Holzer; 3. Relationship between the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1969 OAU Convention on Refugees: a historical perspective Bonaventura Rutinwa; 4. The 1969 OAU Refugee Convention in the context of individual refugee status determination Marina Sharpe; 5. The Cartagena Declaration on Refugees and the protection of people fleeing: armed conflict and other situations of violence in Latin America Michael Reed-Hutardo; Part III. Refugee Status and Special Groups: 6. Women and girls fleeing conflict: gender and the interpretation and application of the 1951 Refugee Convention Valerie Oosterveld; 7. Children fleeing conflict: age and the interpretation and application of the 1951 Refugee Convention Rachel Brett, Margaret Brett and Haifa Rashed; Part IV. Subsidiary Protection: 8. Protection in the EU for people fleeing indiscriminate violence in armed conflict: Article 15(c) of the EU Qualification Directive Madeline Garlick; Appendix I; Appendix II; Index.