ISBN-10:
0761993622
ISBN-13:
9780761993629
Pub. Date:
07/27/2000
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
International Refugee Law: A Reader / Edition 1

International Refugee Law: A Reader / Edition 1

by B S Chimni, B. Chimni

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International Refugee Law: A Reader / Edition 1

Focusing on the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees, this book is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of international refugee law. Different chapters examine: the definition of a 'refugee'; the law of asylum; the role of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees; humanitarian assistance; gender issues and refugee children; laws governing state responsibility; internally displaced people; and the range of available solutions. With numerous case study examples, including a postscript on Kosovo, this Reader is the definitive source on laws, practices and issues in refugee matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761993629
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/27/2000
Pages: 644
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: WHO IS A REFUGEE?
Early Definitions
The 1951 Convention Definition
The 1967 Protocol
Removal of Temporal and Geographical Limitations
The OAU Convention and the Cartagena Declaration
Asia
AALCC Principals
Stateless Persons
Are We All Refugees?
PART TWO: ASYLUM
History
The Principal of Non-refoulement
A Norm of Customary International Law
The Principal of Non-refoulement
and State Practice
Concept of Temporary Protection
The Principal of Burden-sharing
Extradition and Non-refoulement
PART THREE: RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF REFUGEES
Lifeworld of Refugees
Rights of Refugees
Future of the Refugee Rights Regime
Duties of Refugees
PART FOUR: THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
Predecessors
UNHCR
Structure, Mandate and Functions
UNHCR and NGOs
Refugees and the Role of ICRC
PART FIVE: CAUSES OF REFUGEE FLOWS AND THE LAW OF STATE RESPONSIBILITY
The Causes of Refugee Flows
The Law of State Responsibility
PART SIX: DURABLE SOLUTIONS
Resettlement
Local Integration
Voluntary Repatriation
The Most Desirable Solution?
Voluntary Repatriation
Legal Framework
Organised Repatriation
Spontaneous Repatriation
Durable Solutions and Refugee Children
PART SEVEN: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
Refugees and IDPs Distinguished
Need for Separate Instrument
Definition
Law of Humanitarian Assistance
Guiding Principals on Internal Displacement
Role of UNHCR
Safety Zones
PART EIGHT: LEGAL CONDITION OF REFUGEES IN INDIA
The Story of Partition Refugees
Legal Framework
Tibetan Refugees
Refugees from Bangladesh
Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees
India and the 1951 Convention
India and the UNHCR

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