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Refugee Protection in International Law

Refugee Protection in International Law
UNHCR's Global Consultations on International Protection

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Ruud Lubbers, Erika Feller, Volker Türk, Frances Nicholson, Alice Edwards, Eli Lauterpacht, Daniel Bethlehem, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Alex Aleinikoff, Rodger Haines QC, James Hathaway, Geoff Gilbert, Joan Fitzpatrick, Rafael Bonoan, Kathleen Newland, Kate Jastram, Walter Kälin
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  • Date Published: August 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521532815

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  • Millions of people are forced today to flee persecution. The core international legal instrument on which they must rely to find safety is the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This book examines key challenges the Convention faces, on the basis of nine papers by eminent international refugee lawyers, which were then discussed at an expert roundtable meeting in 2001 as part of UNHCR's Global Consultations on International Protection. The papers are published here in one volume, together with the conclusions of the roundtables and other documents.

    • Official publication of the UNHCR
    • Collaboration of some of the world's most respected international lawyers
    • Points the way forward to enable interpretation of the 1951 Convention in different legal jurisdictions to be made on the basis of greater common understanding and clarity
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    'The intent of this book was in part to generate support for the legal protection framework and identify innovative approaches. The authors accomplish this by enthusiastically describing and advocating the evolving interpretation of the 1951 Convention's provisions in keeping with its humanitarian purpose. Gilbert is particularly inspirational in his condemnation and his wide embrace of harmonization of refugee law with human rights.' International Journal of Refugee Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521532815
    • length: 778 pages
    • copublisher: UNHCR
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of tables
    List of annexes
    Notes on contributors and editors
    Table of cases
    Table of treaties and other international instruments
    List of abbreviations
    Part 1 Introduction
    1.1 Refugee protection today: an overall perspective Volker Türk and Frances Nicholson
    1.2 Age and gender dimensions in international refugee law Alice Edwards
    1.3 Declaration of the Ministerial Meeting of States Parties to the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
    Part 2 Non-refoulement (Article 33 of the 1951 Convention)
    2.1 The scope and content of the principle of non-refoulement: Opinion Sir Eli Lauterpacht and Daniel Bethlehem
    2.2 Summary Conclusions: The principle of non-refoulement
    2.3 List of participants
    Part 3 Illegal Entry (Article 31)
    3.1 Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees: non-penalization, detention, and protection Guy S. Goodwin-Gill
    3.2 Summary Conclusions: Article 31 of the 1951 Convention
    3.3 List of participants
    Part 4 Membership of a Particular Social Group (Article 1A(2))
    4.1 Protected characteristics and social perceptions: an analysis of the meaning of 'membership of a particular social group' T. Alexander Aleinikoff
    4.2 Summary Conclusions: membership of a particular social group
    4.3 List of participants
    Part 5 Gender-related Persecution (Article 1A(2))
    5.1 Gender-Related Persecution Rodger Haines QC
    5.2 Summary Conclusions: gender-related persecution
    5.3 List of participants
    Part 6 Internal Protection/Relocation/Flight Alternative
    6.1 Internal protection/relocation/flight alternative as an aspect of refugee status determination James Hathaway and Michelle Foster
    6.2 Summary Conclusions: internal protection/relocation/flight alternative
    6.3 List of participants
    Part 7 Exclusion (Article 1F)
    7.1 Current issues in the application of the exclusion clauses Geoff Gilbert
    7.2 Summary Conclusions: exclusion from refugee status
    7.3 List of participants
    Part 8 Cessation (Article 1C)
    8.1 Cessation of refugee protection Joan Fitzpatrick and Rafael Bonoan
    8.2 Summary Conclusions: cessation of refugee status
    8.3 List of participants
    Part 9 Family unity (Final Act, 1951 UN Conference)
    9.1 Family unity and refugee protection Kate Jastram and Kathleen Newland
    9.2 Summary Conclusions: family unity
    9.3 List of participants
    Part 10 Supervisory Responsibility (Article 35)
    10.1 Supervising the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees: Article 35 and beyond Walter Kälin
    10.2 Summary conclusions: supervisory responsibility
    10.3 List of participants

  • Editors

    Erika Feller, UNHCR, Geneva

    Volker Türk, UNHCR, Geneva

    Frances Nicholson, UNHCR, Geneva


    Ruud Lubbers, Erika Feller, Volker Türk, Frances Nicholson, Alice Edwards, Eli Lauterpacht, Daniel Bethlehem, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Alex Aleinikoff, Rodger Haines QC, James Hathaway, Geoff Gilbert, Joan Fitzpatrick, Rafael Bonoan, Kathleen Newland, Kate Jastram, Walter Kälin

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