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The Rights of Refugees Under International Lawby James C. Hathaway
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This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. In an era where States are increasingly challenging the logic of simply assimilating refugees to their own citizens, questions are now being raised about whether refugees should be allowed to enjoy freedom of movement, to work, to access public welfare programs, or to be reunited with family members. Doubts have been expressed about the propriety of exempting refugees from visa and other immigration rules, and whether there is a duty to admit refugees at all. Hathaway links the standards of the UN Refugee Convention to key norms of international human rights law, and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.
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Hathaway (law, U. of Michigan) elaborates an understanding of international refugee law that is based on the essential premise that refugees are entitled to claim the benefit of a deliberate and coherent system of rights and that the Refugee Convention has to be conceived as a remedial branch of international human rights law. In this work, he pursues such an understanding through a normative synthesis of conventional refugee law with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this book Hathaway presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. He links the standards of the Convention to key norms of international human rights law and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges.
The first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees under international law.
About the Author
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, University of Michigan.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of cases; Abbreviations for courts and tribunals cited; Articles of key treaties cited; 1. International law as a source of refugee rights; 2. The evolution of the refugee rights regime; 3. The structure of entitlement under the refugee convention; 4. Rights of refugees physically present; 5. Rights of refugees lawfully present; 6. Rights of refugees lawfully staying; 7. Rights of solution; Epilogue; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.
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