An Introduction to International Refugee Law by M. Rafiqul Islam PDF

By M. Rafiqul Islam

ISBN-10: 900422615X

ISBN-13: 9789004226159

This ebook presents an outline of the improvement and substance of present overseas refugee legislation so one can display its gaps, caveats, and inadequacies that militate opposed to the institution of a good criminal regime to deal with mounting worldwide refugee crises. The e-book pursues a reformist schedule in the direction of affording criminal insurance to all refugees generated via any certainly involuntary grounds.

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29 The US Supreme Court held an expansive view and found that “one can certainly have a well-founded fear of an event happening when there is 27 Pierre-Michel Fontaine, “The UN and Future Refugee Challenges,” Melbourne University Law Review 20 (1995): 140. 28 James C Hathaway, The Law of Refugee Status (Canada: Butterworths, 1991), 65; JeanYves Carlier, Who is a Refugee? A Comparative Case Law Study (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1997). 29 The High Court of Australia in Chan Yee v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (1989) 169 Commonwealth Law Report 424, per Dawson J.

This was yet another change in the conceptualisation of who would be protected in the international legal regime for refugees. This is how the institutionalised international legal protection regime for refugee originated through multilateral treaties and their associated 6 Guy S Goodwin-Gill, The Refugee in International Law, 2nd ed, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996), 4. 7 David Matas, “A History of the Politics of Refugee Protection,” in Human Rights in the 21st Century, ed. Kathleen E Mahoney and Paul Mahoney (Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1993), 624.

There are ample instances of forced exodus of people fleeing their own country for fears of minority oppression, depopulation (ethnic cleansing), repopulation (transplanting) as abominable tactics of territorial claims and occupations. They often live in cross-border camps in legal limbo with the constant fear of expulsion, without rights, and with almost no hope of return to their state of nationality/origin. These new types of refugee problems have exponentially increased in their frequency and complexity not anticipated in 1951 or 1967.

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