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Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective

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Edited by: Ademola Abass, Francesca Ippolito

ISBN13: 9781409442974
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. The chapters consider the fundamental challenges which undermine an effective asylum process as well as regional difficulties with the various circumstances surrounding African asylum seekers. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, the collection strives to appreciate what informs each region's approach to the asylum process and asks if there are issues common to every region and if regions can learn from each other. Including a discussion on the protection of asylum seekers within the African human rights system, the book seeks an understanding of what legal regime exists for the protection of refugees and how regional institutions such as human rights commissions and regional courts enforce and adjudicate the law.The book will be valuable to those interested in international law, migration and human rights.

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Public International Law, Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
Introduction: regional approaches to the protection of asylum seekers: an international perspective, Ademola Abass and Francesca Ippolito
The African Union legal framework for protecting asylum seekers, Gino J. Naldi and Cristiano d'Orsi
Sub-regional frameworks for the protection of asylum seekers: existing practices and opportunities through the optional protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture, E. Steinerte
Recasting the common European asylum system: progress and challenges, Francesca Ippolito
The external dimension of the EU asylum protection system: external aspects of EU asylum law and policy - 'new' ways to address 'old' woes, Samantha Velluti
The international protection of refugees and asylum seekers: the role of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Colin Harvey
'The right to have rights': the European Convention on Human Rights and the procedural rights of asylum seekers, Gina Clayton
The protection of asylum seekers with particular reference to African women: the contribution to the contemporary jurisprudence, R. Wallace
Cartagena Declaration and Brasilia Declaration, for a and programmes for refugees in Latin America, Liliana Lyra Jubilut
The asylum seekers protection before the IACommHR and the IACourtHR: protection of asylum seekers under the inter-American human rights system, David James Cantor and Stefania Barichello
ASEAN and the conceptualization of refugee protection in Southeastern Asian states, Susan Kneebone
The 1989 Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA) and refugee policy in Southeast Asia: 20 years forward what has changed?, Sara E. Davies
The protection of asylum seekers in East Asian state parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and its 1967 Protocol, Kelley Loper
Conclusions: the future of legal protection of asylum seekers, Ademola Abass and Francesca Ippolito