Legitimising Rejection: International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia

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Title Legitimising Rejection: International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia
Author Davies, Sara Ellen
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Abstract The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees are the two primary international legal instruments that states use to process asylum seekers' claim to refugee status. However, in Southeast Asia only two states have acceded to these instruments. This is seemingly paradoxical for a region that has been host to a large number of asylum seekers who, as a result, are forced to live as 'illegal migrants'. This book examines the region's continued rejection of international refugee law through extensive archival analysis and argues that this rejection was shaped by the region's response to its largest refugee crisis in the post-1945 era: the Indochinese refugee crisis from 1975 to 1996. The result is a seminal study into Southeast Asian's relationship with international refugee law and the impact that this has had on states surrounding the region, the UNHCR and the asylum seekers themselves.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.brill.nl/legitimising-rejection
Alternative URI http://www.brill.nl
Copyright Statement Self-archiving is not yet supported by this publisher. Please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author(s) for more information.
ISBN 9789004163515
Date Accessioned 2009-03-26
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific; International Law (excl International Trade Law)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27960
Publication Type Books (Authored Research)
Publication Type Code a1x

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