1st Edition

The Refugees Convention 50 Years on Globalisation and International Law

Edited By Susan Kneebone Copyright 2003
    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2003. The authors of the essays in this collection, all internationally recognised refugee scholars and practitioners, look at the controversial "hot" topic of refugee rights. They consider whether, 50 years after its agreement, the Refugees' Convention can provide an adequate framework for protection. In particular, the authors address: the effect of globalization upon the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees; the efficacy of the Convention as an instrument of international law; the role of the UNHCR; whether NGOs are effective instruments for change; and nationality and citizenship issues. They also consider alternatives and options for solutions to the global refugee problem.

    1 Overview 2 The State of Asylum: Democratisation, Judicialization and Evolution of Refugee Policy 3 The Refugees Convention at 50: Mid-life Crisis or Terminal Inadequacy? An Australian Perspective 4 Durable Solutions: Refugee Status Determination and the Framework of International Protection 5 Criminality and State Protection: Structural Tensions in Canadian Refugee Law 6 Safe for Whom? The Safe Third Country Concept Finds a Home in Australia 7 'Mind the Gap': Seeking Alternative Protection Under the Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 8 The Human Rights of Rejected Asylum Seekers Being Removed From Australia 9 The Role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Refugee Definition 10 New Uses of the Refugees Convention: Sexuality and Refugee Status 11 Moving Beyond the State: Refugees, Accountability and Protection 12 Global Solutions


    SUSAN KNEEBONE Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia