Redundant or Essential? How Politics Shaped the Outcome of the 1967 Protocol

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Title Redundant or Essential? How Politics Shaped the Outcome of the 1967 Protocol
Author Davies, Sara Ellen
Journal Name International Journal of Refugee Law
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract The 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees has been described as an unnecessary addendum to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. However, if the 1967 Protocol was superfluous, why did the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the early 1960s insist on its development? This article seeks to establish that the 1967 Protocol was originally intended to encompass the broader concerns of African and Asian states concerning refugee populations in their region. However, the political influence upon the development of international refugee law radically altered the UNHCR's endeavour to make the 1951 Convention universally accessible.
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Volume 19
Issue Number 4
Page from 703
Page to 728
ISSN 0953-8186
Date Accessioned 2008-11-21
Date Available 2009-05-22T07:48:45Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-International Law
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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