Law of Refugee Status

by James C. Hathaway, Michelle Foster
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Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 773
Published: 3rd July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.76  x 4.32
Weight (kg): 1.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

Tackles the hardest issues in contemporary refugee law in a direct and principled way, making this an indispensable resource for those engaged in creative thinking about how best to address involuntary migration

The first edition of The Law of Refugee Status (published in 1991) is generally regarded as the seminal text on interpreting the refugee definition set by the UN's 1951 Refugee Convention. Its groundbreaking analysis served as the bedrock for not only much judicial reasoning, but also for a burgeoning academic literature in law and related fields.

This second edition builds on the strong critical focus and human rights orientation of the first edition, but undertakes an entirely original analysis of the jurisprudence of leading common law and select civil law states. The authors provide robust responses to the most difficult questions of refugee status in a clear and direct way. The result is a comprehensive and truly global analysis of the central question in asylum law: who is a refugee?

About the Authors

James C. Hathaway is the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, USA, a Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Refugee Law at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Michelle Foster is an Associate Professor and Director of the International Refugee Law Research Programme in the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School.

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