"This title was first published in 2003. The authors of the essays in this collection, all internationally recognised refugee scholars and practitioners, look at the controversial "hot" topic of refugee rights. They consider whether, 50 years after its agreement, the Refugees' Convention can provide an adequate framework for protection. In particular, the authors address: the effect of globalization upon the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees; the efficacy of the Convention as an instrument of international law; the role of the UNHCR; whether NGOs are effective instruments for change; and nationality and citizenship issues. They also consider alternatives and options for solutions to the global refugee problem."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Overview / Liz Curran Susan Kneebone chapter 2 The State of Asylum: Democratisation, Judicialisation and Evolution of Refugee Policy / Matthew J. Gibney chapter 3 The Refugees Convention at 50: Mid-life Crisis or Terminal Inadequacy? An Australian Perspective / Mary Crock chapter 4 Durable Solutions: Refugee Status Determination and the Framework of International Protection / Robert Illingworth chapter 5 Criminality and State Protection: Structural Tensions in Canadian Refugee Law / Donald Galloway chapter 6 Safe for Whom? The Safe Third Country Concept Finds a Home in Australia / Penelope Matthew chapter 7 'Mind the Gap': Seeking Alternative Protection Under the Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights / Nick Poynder chapter 8 The Human Rights of Rejected Asylum Seekers Being Removed From Australia / Savitri Taylor chapter 9 The Role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Refugee Definition / Jose Alvin C Gonzaga chapter 10 New Uses of the Refugees Convention: Sexuality and Refugee Status / Kristen Walker chapter 11 Moving Beyond the State: Refugees, Accountability and Protection / Susan Kneebone\n * chapter 12 Global Solutions / Liz Curran.