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The Refugee in International Law

The Refugee in International Law

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By (author) Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, By (author) Jane McAdam

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 848 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 48mm | 1,279g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199207631
  • ISBN 13: 9780199207633
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 92,141

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Millions of people today are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, systemic discrimination, persecution, and other violations of their human rights. The core instruments on which they must rely to secure international protection are the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, now complemented by international and regional human rights treaties. This book, the leading text in a field where refugee law is now a subject of global importance, examines key challenges to system of international protection, including those arising from within the asylum process, increased controls over the movements of people, and the 'new' concern with security. The situation of refugees is one of the most pressing and urgent problems facing the international community and refugee law has grown in recent years to a subject of global importance. In this long-awaited third edition, each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated, every issue, old and new, has received fresh analysis, and 'complementary' or human rights-based protection is given special attention. Features include: analysis and assessment of developments in interpreting the refugee definition, with particular reference to 'social group', 'exclusion', procedures, and the impact of European Union harmonization initiatives. In addition, this book reviews the situation of refugee women and children; the plight of Palestinian refugees; the protection of internally displaced persons; the role and responsibilities of the UNHCR, including in the administration of camps and settlements; the current status in general international law of the fundamental principles of non-refoulement, asylum, and the right to seek asylum; and the extent of protection possibilities in human rights treaties, particularly the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Guy S. Goodwin-Gill is Professor of International Refugee Law, University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford, and a Barrister at Blackstone Chambers, London Jane McAdam, Associate Professor and Director of International Law Programs, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Review quote

It should be at the reach of any practitioner in asylum and human rights. It ought also to inform decisions by the Home Office on initial asylum claims. It is also essential for the specialised immigration and asylum judiciary and for those assembling an appellate case in the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords. Human rights law is an increasing component of law degree courses in the United Kingdom. Academic lawyers will find the book invaluable. Law Quarterly Review, 124(Jan 2008), 163-166 This is the third edition of what is now one of refugee law's classic texts. The authors sew together a wealth of knowledge and learning and an extraordinary quantity of information including history, international, regional and domestic law as well as discussion of state practice. The result is a work which is clear, practical, easy to use and convincing. Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 2007, 21(4), 351-353 Review from previous edition 'a thoughtful and learning comprehensive treatise [that] illustrates profound and careful scholarship.' Immigration & Nationality Law & Practice 'the most authoritative text available on international refugee law.' Refugee Reports

Table of contents

Table of Cases ; Table of Treaties and Other International Instruments ; Selected Abbreviations ; Online Resource Centre ; 1. The Refugee in International Law ; PART 1: REFUGEES ; 2. Refugees Defined and Described ; 3. Determination of Refugee Status: Analysis and Application ; 4. Loss and Denial of Refugee Status and its Benefits ; PART 2: ASYLUM ; 5. Non-Refoulement in the 1951 Refugee Convention ; 6. Protection Under Human Rights and General International Law ; 7. The Concept of Asylum ; PART 3: PROTECTION ; 8. International Protection ; 9. Protection and Solutions ; 10. Treaty Standards and their Implementation in National Law ; ANNEXES ; Annexe 1 Basic Instruments ; Annexe 2 Selected Regional Instruments ; Annexe 3 States Parties to the 1951 Convention, the 1967 Protocol, and the 1969 OAU Convention; Delegations Participating in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration; and Members of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme (at 31 January 2007)