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Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region (eBook)

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Edited by: Angus Francis, Rowena Maguire

ISBN13: 9781317074250
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
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The chapters in this book explore the impact of recent shifts in global and regional power and the subsequent development and enforcement of international refugee protection standards in the Asia Pacific region. Drawing on their expertise across a number of jurisdictions, the contributors assess the challenges confronting the implementation of international law in the region, as well as new opportunities for extending protection norms into national and regional dialogues. The case studies span key jurisdictions across the region and include a comparative analysis with China, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Australia. This topical and important book raises critical questions for the Asia Pacific region and sheds light on the challenges confronting the protection of refugees and displaced persons in this area. Interdisciplinary in its approach, it will be of interest to academics, researchers, students and policy-makers concerned with the rights and protection of refugees.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , eBooks, Asia
Contents:
Shifting power: protection of refugees and displaced persons in the Asia Pacific region, Angus Francis and Rowena Maguire
Responsibility, regionalism and refugees: what lessons for Australia?, Penelope Mathew
Civil society and the fight for refugee rights in the Asia Pacific region, Savitri Taylor
The search for protection in South-East Asia, Taya Hunt and Nikola Errington
Refugee protection in China: the issue of citizenship and potential solutions, Lian Shuying
Prospects for refugee rights in Hong Kong: toward the legalization and expansion of protection from refoulement to torture, Kelley Loper
Migration and the refugee regime in Malaysia: implications for a regional solution, Amarjit Kaur
Challenges and opportunities in respecting international refugee law in Indonesia, Bhatara Ibnu Reza
Irregular migration, refugee protection and the 'Malaysian solution', Peter Billings and Anthony Cassimatis with Marissa Dooris
Revisiting the concept of protection in international refugee law: implications of the protracted refugee situation on the Thai-Myanmar border, Akiko Okudaira and Hitoshi Nasu
Internally displaced persons in Northern Thailand: involuntary relocation and the need for regulation, Photchanat Intaramon
The international regulation of persons displaced by climate change, Rowena Maguire and Louise Kruger
Conceptualizing climate-induced displacement in Bangladesh, Mostafa Mahmud Naser
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