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International Refugee Law
A Reader

First Edition
Edited by:
  • B S Chimni - Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India


April 2000 | 644 pages | SAGE India
Focusing on the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees, this book is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of international refugee law. Different chapters examine: the definition of a `refugee'; the law of asylum; the role of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees; humanitarian assistance; gender issues and refugee children; laws governing state responsibility; internally displaced people; and the range of available solutions. With numerous case study examples, including a postscript on Kosovo, this Reader is the definitive source on laws, practices and issues in refugee matters.

 
PART ONE: WHO IS A REFUGEE?
 
Early Definitions
 
The 1951 Convention Definition
 
The 1967 Protocol
Removal of Temporal and Geographical Limitations

 
 
The OAU Convention and the Cartagena Declaration
 
Asia
AALCC Principals

 
 
Stateless Persons
 
Are We All Refugees?
 
PART TWO: ASYLUM
 
History
 
The Principal of Non-refoulement
A Norm of Customary International Law

 
 
The Principal of Non-refoulement and State Practice
 
Concept of Temporary Protection
 
The Principal of Burden-sharing
 
Extradition and Non-refoulement
 
PART THREE: RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF REFUGEES
 
Lifeworld of Refugees
 
Rights of Refugees
 
Future of the Refugee Rights Regime
 
Duties of Refugees
 
PART FOUR: THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
 
Predecessors
 
UNHCR
Structure, Mandate and Functions

 
 
UNHCR and NGOs
 
Refugees and the Role of ICRC
 
PART FIVE: CAUSES OF REFUGEE FLOWS AND THE LAW OF STATE RESPONSIBILITY
 
The Causes of Refugee Flows
 
The Law of State Responsibility
 
PART SIX: DURABLE SOLUTIONS
 
Resettlement
 
Local Integration
 
Voluntary Repatriation
The Most Desirable Solution?

 
 
Voluntary Repatriation
Legal Framework

 
 
Organised Repatriation
 
Spontaneous Repatriation
 
Durable Solutions and Refugee Children
 
PART SEVEN: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
 
Refugees and IDPs Distinguished
 
Need for Separate Instrument
 
Definition
 
Law of Humanitarian Assistance
 
Guiding Principals on Internal Displacement
 
Role of UNHCR
 
Safety Zones
 
PART EIGHT: LEGAL CONDITION OF REFUGEES IN INDIA
 
The Story of Partition Refugees
 
Legal Framework
 
Tibetan Refugees
 
Refugees from Bangladesh
 
Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees
 
India and the 1951 Convention
 
India and the UNHCR

`The Reader brings together a unique collections of multi-disciplinary materials that put refugee issues into their global context... The overall result is a facinating and devastating critique of the "facile view" that underdevelopment and internal factors are the cause of refugee flows.... The Reader is a timely, necessary and excellent addition to the literature. It fills a gap but also highlights the continuing need for a full Text, Cases and Materials on international refugee law' - Journal of Refugee Studies

`His book is a welcome contribution to existing literature and will become an indispensable tool for students, researchers, lecturers and for anyone with an interest in international reugee law and policies... Not only does it provide a comprehensive overview of the main current issues in international rufugee law, it is also an original and important contribution to international refugee law scholarship, with a strong emphasis on a multidisciplinary analyis of the refugee question, and on a third world view of international law' - International Journal of Refugee Law

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