The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol

A Commentary

Author: Andreas Zimmermann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199542511

Category: Law

Page: 1799

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'.. this work is intended to provide an in-depth analysis of each and every provision of the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Special contributions on topics that cut across various provisions or that provide an overview over developments in certain regions of the world complement this Commentary.'
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Human Rights and the Refugee Definition

Comparative Legal Practice and Theory

Author: Bruce Burson,David James Cantor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004288597

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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In Human Rights and the Refugee Definition, Burson and Cantor bring together over a dozen contributions that add a fine-grained comparative perspective to the debate on whether, or how, interpretation of the refugee definition should take account of human rights law.
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Asylum Law in the European Union

Author: Francesco Cherubini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317804457

Category: Law

Page: 290

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This book examines the rules governing the right to asylum in the European Union. Drawing on the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and the 1967 Protocol, Francesco Cherubini asks how asylum obligations under international refugee law have been incorporated into the European Union. The book draws from international law, EU law and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and focuses on the prohibition of refoulement; the main obligation the EU law must confront. Cherubini explores the dual nature of this principle, examining both the obligation to provide a fair procedure that determines the conditions of risk in the country of origin or destination, and the obligation to respond to a possible expulsion. Through this study the book sheds light on EU competence in asylum when regarding the different positions of Member States. The book will be of great use and interest to researchers and students of asylum and immigration law, EU law, and public international law.
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Conflict Displacement and Legal Protection

Understanding Asylum, Human Rights and Refugee Law

Author: Charlotte Lülf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429831234

Category: Law

Page: 254

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While the 21st century bears witness to several conflicts leading to mass displacement, the conflict in Syria has crystallised the need for a solid legal framework and legal certainty. This book analyses the relevant legal instruments for the provision of a protection status for persons fleeing to Europe from conflict and violence. It focuses on the conceptualisation of conflict and violence in the countries of origin and the different approaches taken in the interpretation of them in the 1951 Refugee Convention, the Recast Qualification Directive of the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights. It traces the hierarchical order of protection granted, starting with refugee protection status, to subsidiary protection status and finally with the negative protection from non-refoulement. Recent case law and asylum status determination practices of European countries illustrate the obstacles in the interpretation as well as the divergence in the application of the legal instruments. The book fills an important gap in examining the current practices of key actors, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and European states, tracing changes in national and international policies and revealing discrepancies towards contemporary approaches to conflicts. It refines the interaction and cross-fertilisation of the different relevant fields of European asylum law, human rights law and the laws of armed conflict in order to further the development of a harmonised protection regime for conflict-induced displacement.
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The Statute of the International Court of Justice

A Commentary

Author: Andreas Zimmermann,Karin Oellers-Frahm,Christian J. Tams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199692998

Category: Law

Page: 1745

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The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The composition of the ICJ, its jurisdiction, and procedure are based on the Statute of the International Court of Justice. This updated Commentary analyses the provisions of the Statute and the case law of the ICJ to guide its interpretation.
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