Legitimising Rejection : International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia

Davies, Sara (2007) Legitimising Rejection : International Refugee Law in Southeast Asia. Refugees and Human Rights, 13. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden ; Boston.

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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.

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ID Code: 72970
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: refugee; Asia; Asian; law; studies; UNHCR; international; Indochinese; crisis; Southeast
DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004163515.i-288
ISBN: 9789004163515
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 04:28

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