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Violence and other human rights abuses continue to force desperate people to migrate in search of protection. Yet because the political and economic reasons that induced an historical openness to the arrival of refugees have largely withered away, there is no longer a guarantee that any state will be prepared to receive these involuntary migrants. Governments of both North and South are withdrawing from the international legal duty to provide potentially indefinite protection to any and all refugees who arrive at their borders.
The challenge is to reconceive refugee protection in a way that is reconcilable with the legitimate concerns of modern states, yet which does not sacrifice the critical right of at-risk people to seek asylum. The essays in Reconceiving International Refugee Law offer a response to the concerns of many states that refugee protection has become no more than a `back door' route to permanent immigration, and that its costs are not fairly apportioned among states. Drawing on the research of leading migration scholars from around the world, and vetted through dialogue with senior officials and non-governmental experts, this volume explores the potential for a shift to a robust and empowering system of temporary asylum, supported by a pragmatic system of guarantees to share both the costs and human responsibilities of refugee protection.
The book is designed to provide an overview of the development, meaning, and nature of international refugee law. The jurisprudence on the status of refugees, loss and denial of the refugees status, non-refoulement, asylum, problems and challenges of refugee protection, the law of return and the right of return, critical refugees and immigration law, and the role of international organizations in protection of refugees are revisited in the context of contemporary realities. The relationship between armed conflict, climate change, and human right violations induced refugees and the existing international refugee regime emerging will be succinctly highlighted and analysed in the book. This lucidly written and timely book will be immensely helpful to anyone grappling with the demonstrated inadequacies of international refugee law in real life situations today and desirous of the reorientation of its meaning and scope to cater for the changing needs and shared expectation of the international community in the 21st century.
Editor-in-Chief: David Cantor
Published under the auspices of the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London, this series provides a platform for outstanding new studies of the diverse intersecting legal regimes for the protection of refugees and displaced persons. Monographs and edited volumes in the series aim to advance scholarly and practitioner insight into how "refugee law" is evolving globally, focusing particularly on its interaction with other bodies of international law and manifestation in regions outside Europe.
Author: M.R. Alborzi
The legal instruments, on which refugees can rely to secure international protection, are the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Supported by soft laws which were developed by the international community during the past decades, they form the “protection regime for refugees” which is set to respond to all refugee situations.
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. It contains detailed information and analysis of the history and behaviour of Iraq and its neighbouring states as regards refugees, as well as of the operations of international organizations, both inter-governmental and non-governmental, and legal responses to humanitarian needs. The factual context in which the legal analysis is presented grounds the legal theory.

various complex political and legal issues of international criminal law, international refugee law and human rights law, and of the cooperation of the ICC with its State Parties and particularly with the Netherlands as host state. Without attempting to give definitive and complete answers to this unique

In: International Criminal Law Review

e s e n t context.) I t is t h u s a p p a r e n t t h a t international refugee law is on the move. A s a result of f u r t h e r w o r k b a s e d on the principles a d o p t e d at G a r m i s c h - P a r t e n k i r c h e n , I wish to present some proposals for new international instruments, in

In: Nordic Journal of International Law
Author: Zieck

. Book review J.C. Hathaway (ed.), Reconceiving International Refugee Law , The Hague, 1997, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (Volume 30 in the series Nijhoff Law Specials ), xxix and 157 pages, plus bibliography, no index. ISBN 90-411- 0418-6; price NLG 125; USD 78; GBP 49. The proposal to reconceive

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: van Selm

110 BOOK REVIEWS information on any specific details. In this respect, the book undoubtedly fills a gap. GÜNTHER HIRSCH European Court of Justice James C. Hathaway (ed.), Reconceiving International Refugee Law . The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1997, 171 pp. This book is one result of a three year

In: European Journal of Migration and Law
Author: Philip Aka

Book Reviews / African and Asian Studies 8 (2009) 185-197 187 Sara E. Davies. Legitimizing Rejection: International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia. Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008. i-xi, 288 pp. In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations formulated international

In: African and Asian Studies

In Islam, all legitimate motives for asylum are valid. From its beginning, Islam has provided for the granting of refuge as well as the protection of refugees. The Islamic concept, practices and principles on the matter are clear and unambiguous. Islamic Shari’ah embraces a comprehensive set of rules concerning this topic on the one hand; on the other hand, the greatest number of refugees are actually Muslims and those hosting them are nearly all Muslim States. The refugees currently fleeing to Europe from Muslim States may be divided into two groups, namely: those pushed to flee their countries under threats of war, torture or persecution; and those motivated to improve their status quo. It is self-evident that the first ones are the ‘true refugees’ in the eyes of Islam as well as international refugee law.

In: Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law Online