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Refugee Protection in International Law

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Edited by: Erika Feller, Volker Turk, Francis Nicholson

ISBN13: 9780521825740
ISBN: 0521825741
Published: June 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £103.00

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Millions of people are today forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, systematic discrimination, or other forms of persecution. The core instruments on which they must rely to secure international protection are the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. This book examines key challenges the Convention faces, including the scope of the principle of non-refoulement and the proper application of the elements of the refugee definition.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commissioned papers on these issues from some of the world's pre-eminent international refugee lawyers, discussed at a series of expert roundtable meetings during 2001 as part of UNHCR's Global Consultations on International Protection. The papers and roundtable conclusions are published here, together with an introduction and the landmark declaration of the 2001 Ministerial Meeting of States Parties to the Convention and/or Protocol.

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Public International Law
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 Turk 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 Kalin
10.2 Summary Conclusions: supervisory responsibility
10.3 List of participants