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Refugee Rights and Realities
Evolving International Concepts and Regimes

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Daniel J. Steinbock, Jean-Yves Carlier, Jerzy Sztucki, Richard Plender, Nuala Mole, Patricia Tuitt, Prakash Shah, Claire Messina, Volker Turk, S. Alex Cunliffe, Michael Pugh, Erin D. Mooney, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Danièl Warner, Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Howard Adelman, Elspeth Guild, Daniele Joly, Cornelis D. de Jong
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  • Date Published: October 1999
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2003
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521632829

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  • This volume on international refugee law and policy assesses the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and the often contrasting reality of state practice. It contains contributions from seventeen experts, drawn from a variety of professions and disciplines, including lawyers, international organisation fonctionnaires, NGO advisors and political scientists. The first part of the book concerns the evolving refugee definition and some of its key conceptual elements, with chapters variously considering matters of theory as well as jurisprudential and treaty law developments, both historical and current. Later parts are concerned with asylum regimes, in particular the roles of key actors in the refugee discourse, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), nation states, and the embryonic regional asylum regime of the European Union. Permeating the latter parts is the relationship, and sometimes the gulf, between the reality of institutional and state action and the rights of refugees.

    • Most up-to-date examination of the evolving legal and political definition of 'the refugee'
    •  Contrasts the rights of refugees in international law with the realities of state practice
    • Examines the role of UNHCR and of the EU in dealing with refugees
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    • Date Published: October 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521632829
    • length: 421 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 2 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2003
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Evolving Refugee Definition:
    1. The refugee definition as law: issues of interpretation Daniel J. Steinbock
    2. The Geneva refugee definition and the 'theory of the three scales Jean-Yves Carlier
    3. Who is a refugee? The Convention definition: universal or obsolete Jerzy Sztucki
    4. Beyond the Geneva Convention: constructing a de facto right of asylum from international human rights instruments Richard Plender and Nuala Mole
    5. Rethinking the refugee concept Patricia Tuitt
    6. Taking the 'political' out of asylum: the legal containment of refugees' political activism Prakash Shah
    7. Refugee definitions in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States Claire Messina
    Part II:
    8. The developing role of the UNHCR: the role of UNHCR in the development of international refugee law Volker Türk
    9. UNHCR as leader in humanitarian assistance: a triumph of politics over law? S. Alex Cunliffe and Michael Pugh
    3. 10. In-country protection: out of bounds for UNHCR? Erin D .Mooney
    11. Refugee identity and protection's fading prospect Guy S . Goodwin-Gill
    Part III. State Responses and Individual Rights:
    12. The refugee state and state protection Daniel Warner
    13. Non-admission policies and the right to protection: refugees' choice vs. states' exclusion Jens Vedsted-Hansen
    14. Early warning and prevention: the United Nations and Rwanda Howard Adelman
    Part IV. The European Regime:
    15. The impetus to harmonise: asylum policy in the European Union Elspeth Guild
    16. A new asylum regime in Europe Daniele Joly
    17. Is there a need for a European asylum policy? Cornelis D. de Jong.

  • Editors

    Frances Nicholson

    Patrick Twomey, University of Nottingham

    Contributors

    Daniel J. Steinbock, Jean-Yves Carlier, Jerzy Sztucki, Richard Plender, Nuala Mole, Patricia Tuitt, Prakash Shah, Claire Messina, Volker Turk, S. Alex Cunliffe, Michael Pugh, Erin D. Mooney, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Danièl Warner, Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Howard Adelman, Elspeth Guild, Daniele Joly, Cornelis D. de Jong

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