The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary

Hardcover | February 13, 2011

EditorAndreas Zimmermann

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The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees adopted on 28 July 1951 in Geneva provides the most comprehensive codification of the rights of refugees yet attempted. Consolidating previous international instruments relating to refugees, the 1951 Convention with its 1967 Protocol marks acornerstone in the development of international refugee law. At present, there are 144 States Parties to one or both of these instruments, expressing a worldwide consensus on the definition of the term refugee and the fundamental rights to be granted to refugees. These facts demonstrate andunderline the extraordinary significance of these instruments as the indispensable legal basis of international refugee law. This Commentary provides for a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol on an article-by-article basis, exposing the interrelationship between the different articles and discussing the latest developments in international refugee law. In addition, severalthematic contributions analyse questions of international refugee law which are of general significance, such as regional developments and the relationship between refugee law and the law of the sea.

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The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees adopted on 28 July 1951 in Geneva provides the most comprehensive codification of the rights of refugees yet attempted. Consolidating previous international instruments relating to refugees, the 1951 Convention with its 1967 Protocol marks acornerstone in the development of internationa...

Professor Andreas Zimmermann is Professor of Law, University of Potsdam and Director Potsdam Centre of Human Rights; Dr. jur. (Heidelberg), LL.M. (Harvard); former Member of the German delegation to the Preparatory Committee and the United Nations Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court; member of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1120 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:February 13, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Claudena Skran: Historical development of refugee law2. Terje Einarsen: Drafting history of the Convention/New York Protocol3. Jane McAdam: Interpretation of the Convention4. Anja Klug: Regional developments: Europe5. Sam Blay: Regional developments: Asia6. Jacob van Garderen/ Julie Ebenstein: Regional developments: Africa7. Flavia Piovesan/ Liliana Lyra Jubilat: Regional developments: Americas8. Ralf Alleweldt: Preamble 1951 Convention9. Ralf Alleweldt: Preamble 1967 Protocol10. Thomas Giegerich: Introduction to Art. 1: Protection of refugees under human rights treaties11. Stefanie Schmahl: Art. 1 A (1) 1951 Convention12. Andreas Zimmermann: Art. 1 A (2) 1951 Convention13. Stefanie Schmahl: Art. 1 B 1951 Convention14. Susan Kneebone/Maria O'Sullivan: Art. 1 C 1951 Convention15. Mutaz Qafisheh/Valentina Azarov: Art. 1 D 1951 Convention16. Reinhard Marx: Art. 1 E 1951 Convention17. Andreas Zimmermann/ P. Wennholtz: Art. 1 F 1951 Convention18. Stefanie Schmahl: Art. 1 1967 Protocol19. Helene Lambert: Art. 2 1951 Convention20. Reinhard Marx: Art. 3 1951 Convention21. Christian Walter: Art. 4 1951 Convention22. Achilles Skordas: Art. 5 1951 Convention23. Reinhard Marx: Art. 6 1951 Convention24. Achilles Skordas: Art. 7 1951 Convention25. Ulrike Davy: Art. 8 1951 Convention26. Ulrike Davy: Art. 9 1951 Convention27. Stefanie Schmahl: Art. 10 1951 Convention28. Roland Bank: Introduction to Art. 11: Refugees and the law of the sea29. Roland Bank: Art. 11 1951 Convention30. Axel Metzger: Art. 12 1951 Convention31. Scott Leckie/Ezekiel Simperingham: Art. 13 1951 Convention32. Axel Metzger: Art. 14 1951 Convention33. Constantin Hruschka: Art. 15 1951 Convention34. Constantin Hruschka: Art. 16 1951 Convention35. Alice Edwards: Art. 17 1951 Convention36. Alice Edwards: Art. 18 1951 Convention37. Alice Edwards: Art. 19 1951 Convention38. Eve Lester: Art. 20 1951 Convention39. Scott Leckie/Ezekiel Simperingham: Art. 21 1951 Convention40. A. Zimmermann/Jonas Dorschner: Art. 22 1951 Convention41. Eve Lester: Art. 23 1951 Convention42. Eve Lester: Art. 24 1951 Convention43. Rainer Hofmann/Tillmann Lohr: Introduction to Chapter V: Requirements for refugee determination procedures44. Eve Lester: Art. 25 1951 Convention45. Reinhard Marx: Art. 26 1951 Convention46. Jens Vedsted-Hansen: Art. 27 1951 Convention47. Jens Vedsted-Hansen: Art. 28 1951 Convention48. Boldizsar Nagy: Art. 29 1951 Convention49. Boldizsar Nagy: Art. 30 1951 Convention50. Gregor Noll: Art. 31 1951 Convention51. Ulrike Davy: Art. 32 1951 Convention52. Walter Kalin: Art. 33 (1) 1951 Convention53. Andreas Zimmermann/P. Wennholz: Art. 33 (2) 1951 Convention54. Eileen Denza: Diplomatic asylum55. Reinhard Marx: Art. 34 1951 Convention56. Marjoleine Zieck: Art. 35 1951 Convention/Art. II 1967 Protocol57. Marjoleine Zieck: Art. 36 1951 Convention/Art. III 1967 Protocol58. Stefanie Schmahl: Art. 37 1951 Convention59. Karin Oellers-Frahm: Art. 38 1951 Convention/Art. IV 1967 Protocol60. Robin Geiss: Art. 39 1951 Convention/Art. V 1967 Protocol61. Maria Teresa Gil-Bazo: Art. 40 1951 Convention62. Maria Teresa Gil-Bazo: Art. 41 1951 Convention/Art. VI 1967 Protocol63. Alain Pellet: Art. 42 1951 Convention/Art. VII 1967 Protocol64. Robin Geiss: Art. 43 1951 Convention/Art. VIII 1967 Protocol65. Robin Geiss: Art. 44 1951 Convention/Art. IX 1967 Protocol66. Terje Einarsen: Art. 45 1951 Convention67. Robin Geiss: Art. 46 1951 Convention/Art. X 1967 Protocol68. Robin Geiss: Art. XI 1967 Protocol69. Jens Vedsted-Hansen: Schedule70. Jens Vedsted-Hansen: Annex