The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees are the two primary international legal instruments that states use to process asylum seekers' claim to refugee status. However, in Southeast Asia only two states have acceded to these instruments. This is seemingly paradoxical for a region that has been host to a large number of asylum seekers who, as a result, are forced to live as ‘illegal migrants’. This book examines the region's continued rejection of international refugee law through extensive archival analysis and argues that this rejection was shaped by the region’s response to its largest refugee crisis in the post-1945 era: the Indochinese refugee crisis from 1975 to 1996. The result is a seminal study into Southeast Asian's relationship with international refugee law and the impact that this has had on states surrounding the region, the UNHCR and the asylum seekers themselves.
This Commentary draws on the applied use of international human rights law under the African System of Human Rights to provide protection to those who need it most- refugees.
This book is an evaluation of the international response to a major protracted humanitarian situation. As such, it is the first comprehensive account and assessment of the effectiveness of international law in dealing with Iraqi refugees during the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Edited by Anne F. Bayefsky
An extraordinary volume with 28 of the world's leading refugee and human rights scholars and advocates in a wide-ranging examination of the major issues in the field today.
Tang Lay Lee
This book explores the developing relationship between statelessness and migration. Migration law is setting the new parameters for international protection. Irregular migration is producing new forms of statelessness. International conventions on statelessness, refugees and migrant workers and ...
Ann Vibeke Eggli
Mark R. von Sternberg
Edited by Anne F. Bayefsky and Joan Fitzpatrick
Ivor C. Jackson
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