The Refugee Convention at Fifty

The Refugee Convention at Fifty : A View from Forced Migration Studies

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Prompted by the fiftieth anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, this volume collects essays by scholars from a wide range of disciplines, NGO staff, international organization professionals, and national-level policy makers. The contributors examine the impact of this legal document on forced migrants, the states they migrate from and to, and the societies they join and leave behind.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 146 x 222 x 14mm | 340.2g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739105663
  • 9780739105665
  • 1,839,827

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Opening Keynote Address: The Refugee Convention at Fifty Chapter 3 Global Solidarity: A Report of a Plenary Session Chapter 4 Regional Approaches to Forced Migration Chapter 5 The Refugee Convention Applied-Moral, Medical, Ethical, and Judicial Questions and Limitations Chapter 6 Refugees: Whose Term is it Anyway?:Emic and Etic Constructions of Refugees in Modern Greek Chapter 7 Insisting on the Jus Cogens Nature ofNon-Refoulement Chapter 8 Turkey, UNHCR, and the 1951 Convention on Status of Refugees: Problems and Prospects of Cooperation Chapter 9 Whither the Accountability Theory: Second-Class Status for Third-Party Refugees as a Threat to International Refugee Protection Chapter 10 The Geneva Convention and the European Union: A Fraught Relationship Chapter 11 Roma Asylum Applicants in the U.K.: "Scroungers" or "Scapegoats"? Chapter 12 Human Smuggling and Refugee Protection in the European Union: Myths and Realities Chapter 13 The Fight Against Migrant Smuggling: Migration Containment over Refugee Protection Chapter 14 Medical Anthropology in the Service of Forcefully Migrating Populations: Current Boundaries, Future Horizons, and Possible Delusions Chapter 15 The Refugee Convention and Practice in South Asia: A Marriage of Inconvenience? Chapter 16 Closing Keynote Address
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This volume is...interesting to read...It provides a range of important contributions not only for the specialist but also anybody generally interested in migration, international politics, and human rights. H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
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About Joanne Van Selm

Joanne van Selm is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.
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