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Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities

Edited by: Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens, Loretta Baldassar

ISBN13: 9781138697621
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £38.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415835657

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Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations on the ground, and, of course, for the refugee.

This edited volume is framed around two themes which go to the core of contemporary 'refugeehood': protection and identity. It analyses how the issue of refugee identity is shaped by and responds to the legal regime of refugee protection in contemporary times. The book investigates the premise that there is a narrowing of protection space in many countries and many highly visible incidents of refoulement. It argues that 'Protection', which is a core focus of the Refugee Convention, appears to be under threat, as there are many gaps and inconsistencies in practice.

Contributors to the volume, who include Erika Feller, Elspeth Guild, Helene Lambert and Roger Zetter, look at the relevant issues from the perspective of a number of different disciplines including law, politics, sociology, and anthropology. The chapters examine the link between identity and protection as a basis for understanding how the Refugee Convention has been and is being applied in policy and practice. The situation in a number of jurisdictions and regions in Europe, North America, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East is explored in order to ask the question does jurisprudence under the Refugee Convention need better coordination and how successful is oversight of the Convention?

Public International Law, Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
1. Introduction, Susan Kneebone, Loretta Baldassar and Dallal Stevens

Part 1: Protection in Context: Constructing Identities
2. Still Fit for Its Purpose? Protection Tools for Protection Needs, Erika Feller
3. Surrogate Protection under the Refugee Convention and the Responsibilities of States to Displaced Persons, Susan Kneebone
4. Creating Identities - Diminishing Protection, Roger Zetter
5. Conflicting Identities and Securitisation in Refugee Law: Lessons from the EU, Elspeth Guild

Part 2: Identity, Protection and the Power of the Law
6. Ambivalent policies, uncertain identities: Asylum seeking families in Europe, Ulla Bjornberg
7. Refugee Law and the Erasure of Identity, Donald Galloway
8. Protection against Refoulement: The Notion of "Acquired Rights" under the Refugee Convention, Maria O'Sullivan
9. Transnational Jurisprudence and Refugee Law, Helene Lambert
10. Better than our fears? Refugees in Italy between rhetorics of exclusion and local projects of inclusion, Maurizio Ambrosini

Part 3: Beyond the Refugee Convention? Evaluating Protection and Identity
11. Reconceiving refugee protection as indulgent hospitality: the case of the Middle East, Dallal Stevens
12. Moving beyond Protection Space: Developing a law of asylum in South East Asia, Martin Jones
13. Survival Migrants: Old Institutions and New Challenges, Alexander Betts
14. Conclusion, Susan Kneebone and Dallal Stevens

Series: Routledge Research in Asylum, Migration and Refugee Law

The Socio-Economic Rights of Asylum Seekers ISBN 9780415720762
To be published December 2023
Reconceptualizing Unaccompanied Child Asylum Seekers and the Law ISBN 9781032196299
Published September 2022
Serious International Crimes, Human Rights, and Forced Migration ISBN 9780367556235
Published February 2022
European Asylum Law and the Rights of the Child ISBN 9781138202054
Published June 2016
Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre ISBN 9781138670419
Published February 2016
European Asylum Law and the Rights of the Child (eBook) ISBN 9781135120276
Published July 2014
European Asylum Law and the Rights of the Child ISBN 9780415855013
Published July 2014