Redundant or essential? How politics shaped the outcome of the 1967 Protocol

Davies, Sara E. (2007) Redundant or essential? How politics shaped the outcome of the 1967 Protocol. International Journal of Refugee Law, 19(4), pp. 703-728.

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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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ID Code: 72939
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1093/ijrl/eem068
ISSN: 1464-3715
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2014 01:54
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 01:36

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