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Refugees and Rights (Hardcover)

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Forced migration is both as ancient as human life on earth and a relatively new subject of interest for human rights scholars. This volume continues the discussion from Migrants and Rights to focus attention on refugees, victims of trafficking and others who cross borders seeking protection from anthropogenic or natural disasters. The opening essays provide historical and conceptual overviews of rights to freedom of movement and asylum; and links between human rights and refugee law. Articles on the principle of non-refoulement in international law explore the occasional disjuncture between the individual’s right to protection and the State’s rights to protect its national interests. The refugee’s rights to due process and the substance of entitlements at law are explored in essays that range across administrative processes; social and cultural rights, including family reunion; detention; and the right of return. There follow four essays that address sexual orientation and refugee rights; refugees and disability rights; human rights and persons displaced by climate change disasters; and the rights of victims of human trafficking. The volume concludes with work reflecting on the rights discourse outside of traditional ’Western’ theatres. These cover Africa (Kenya), India, South America (Brazil) and the Asia-Pacific (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea).
Number of Pages: 574
Genre: Political Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom + Security / Human Rights, Public, Emigration + Immigration
Series Title: International Library of Essays on Rights
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 28, 2015
TCIN: 50597320
UPC: 9781472455796
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-6314

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