Shifting Powers : Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region

Francis, Angus & Maguire, Rowena (2013) Shifting Powers : Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region. In Francis, Angus & Maguire, Rowena (Eds.) Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) 2011 statistics on refugee populations residing by region are a stark reminder of the challenge facing states and civil society in the Asia Pacific. In 2011, Africa hosted 2,149,000 refugees; the Americas, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa hosted 513 ,500, 1,605,500 and 1,889,900 respectively, while the Asia Pacific hosted a staggering 3,793,900. The fact that 35 per cent of the world's refugees reside in the Asia Pacific, coupled with the fact that 84 per cent of refugees displaced in Asia remain in the region,raises the questions why so few countries in the region are signatories to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees ('Refugee Convention') or cognate rights instruments and why no formally binding regional agreement exists for the equitable sharing of responsibilities for refugees...

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ID Code: 67542
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Refugee, Refugee Convention, Internal Displacement, Asia Pacific, Regional, Environmental displacement
ISBN: 9781409455400
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Ashgate Publishing
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2014 01:50
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 16:07

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