The Rights of Refugees under International Law by James C. HathawayThe Rights of Refugees under International Law by James C. Hathaway

The Rights of Refugees under International Law

byJames C. Hathaway

Paperback | October 31, 2005

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This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. In an era where States are increasingly challenging the logic of simply assimilating refugees to their own citizens, questions are now being raised about whether refugees should be allowed to enjoy freedom of movement, to work, to access public welfare programs, or to be reunited with family members. Doubts have been expressed about the propriety of exempting refugees from visa and other immigration rules, and whether there is a duty to admit refugees at all. Hathaway links the standards of the UN Refugee Convention to key norms of international human rights law, and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, University of Michigan.
Title:The Rights of Refugees under International LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1236 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 2.36 inPublished:October 31, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521542634

ISBN - 13:9780521542630

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of cases; Abbreviations for courts and tribunals cited; Articles of key treaties cited; 1. International law as a source of refugee rights; 2. The evolution of the refugee rights regime; 3. The structure of entitlement under the refugee convention; 4. Rights of refugees physically present; 5. Rights of refugees lawfully present; 6. Rights of refugees lawfully staying; 7. Rights of solution; Epilogue; Appendices; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"A well-researched comprehensive study of international refugee rights...Hathaway not only describes and interprets the convention the Convention in the jurisprudence and an overview of customary government practices. The global breadth of this book combined with its detailed analysis of legal texts and practices make it a truly unique scholarly publication...This book promises to become a leading treatise on refugee rights and should have a place on the shelves of all those who are concerned with human rights." --Tugba Basaran, Human Rights and Human Welfare