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The Global Reach of European Refugee Law

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Hélène Lambert, Jane McAdam, David Cantor, Audrey Macklin, Dallal Stevens, Vincent Chetail, Céline Bauloz, Marina Sharpe, Maryellen Fullerton, Jean-François Durieux
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  • Date Published: October 2013
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107041752

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  • Europe has the most advanced regional protection regime in the world. The predicted impact of this body of norms, including the new Common European Asylum System, has been widely identified as one that will have a 'ripple effect' beyond the EU. However, very few studies have noted the fact that this regime has already influenced the law and practice of states around the world, for some time. The purpose of this book is to gather evidence that emulation is happening (if it is), to explore the extent and identify the processes through which it is happening, and to examine the implications of these findings. A review of seven case studies reveals all but one of these cases provides clear evidence of emulation at some point in time. The EU protection regime, which has been most influenced by the European Court of Human Rights, is 'naturally' evolving transnationally and spreading internationally.

    • Explores the extent to which European legal norms of refugee protection have been emulated in other parts of the world, and future prospects
    • Includes case study analysis of global diffusion and emulation of European refugee law in seven countries/continents around the world
    • Discusses the evidence (or lack) of emulation of European refugee law around the world and the risk associated with transnational emulation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "… this volume represents an excellent contribution to the academic literature and would be a welcome addition to any bookshelf. It is hoped that the research undertaken here will act as a spur for further exploration of this ever-changing and developing area."
    Sarah Singer, International and Comparative Law Quarterly

    "… the book is exceptionally well written and structured, and methodologically sound. It provides a wealth of comparative knowledge of the asylum systems worldwide. It is also very valuable in terms of elucidating the evolutionary trajectories of these systems and tracing the impulses that shaped them."
    Marija Jovanović, International Journal of Refugee Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107041752
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: European refugee law and transnational emulation Hélène Lambert
    2. Migrating laws? The 'plagiaristic dialogue' between Europe and Australia Jane McAdam
    3. European influence on asylum practices in Latin America: accelerated procedures in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela David Cantor
    4. A safe country to emulate? Canada and the European refugee Audrey Macklin
    5. Between East and West: the case of Israel Dallal Stevens
    6. Is Switzerland an EU member state? Asylum law harmonization through the backdoor Vincent Chetail and Céline Bauloz
    7. The impact of European refugee law on regional, sub-regional and national planes in Africa Marina Sharpe
    8. Stealth emulation: the United States and European protection norms Maryellen Fullerton
    9. The vanishing refugee: how EU asylum law blurs the specificity of refugee protection Jean-François Durieux
    10. Conclusion: Europe's normative power in refugee law Hélène Lambert.

  • Editors

    Hélène Lambert, University of Westminster
    Hélène Lambert is Professor of International Law, University of Westminster, London, where she teaches Refugee Law, Human Rights Law and EU Law. She has been a regular consultant for the Council of Europe; she also served briefly as a Protection Officer for UNHCR (1996). She has written extensively on asylum, refugees and human rights.

    Jane McAdam, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia. She is also Director of the International Refugee and Migration Law project at the Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law. She has undertaken consultancies for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a number of governments on forced migration issues.

    Maryellen Fullerton, Brooklyn Law School
    Maryellen Fullerton is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, New York. She has been selected twice as a Fulbright Scholar, most recently serving as the Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Trento, Italy. In addition to publishing numerous academic publications on refugee and migration law, she served as a reporter for Human Rights Watch and headed several human rights missions in Germany.


    Hélène Lambert, Jane McAdam, David Cantor, Audrey Macklin, Dallal Stevens, Vincent Chetail, Céline Bauloz, Marina Sharpe, Maryellen Fullerton, Jean-François Durieux

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