By Frances Nicholson, Patrick Twomey
This quantity on overseas refugee legislations and coverage assesses the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and the customarily contrasting truth of kingdom perform. It includes contributions from seventeen specialists, drawn from quite a few professions and disciplines, together with attorneys, overseas company fonctionnaires, NGO advisors and political scientists. the 1st a part of the booklet matters the evolving refugee definition and a few of its key conceptual components, with chapters variously contemplating concerns of concept in addition to jurisprudential and treaty legislation advancements, either historic and present. Later elements are fascinated by asylum regimes, specifically the jobs of key actors within the refugee discourse, the place of work of the United international locations excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), state states, and the embryonic local asylum regime of the ecu Union. Permeating the latter components is the connection, and occasionally the gulf, among the truth of institutional and nation motion and the rights of refugees.