The Status of Refugees in Asia

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byVitit Muntarbhorn

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The Status of Refugees in Asia surveys some of the key issues of law and policy affecting refugees in the Asian region. The movement and presence of refugees in different parts of the region is surveyed, and the general legal position - ranging from multilateral treaties to regional andnational initiatives - evaluated. A selection of country profiles to illustrate the implementation of law and policy at the national level is provided, and the performance of three Asian countries which have acceded to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol is assessed:namely, China, Japan, and the Philippines. Attention is given to the five other countries which have not acceded to these instruments - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand - and current critical refugee problem areas such as Afghanistan and Sri Lanka examined.The book concludes by examining current difficulties with state practice in the region and presents possible solutions and new directions for the future.

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The Status of Refugees in Asia surveys some of the key issues of law and policy affecting refugees in the Asian region. The movement and presence of refugees in different parts of the region is surveyed, and the general legal position - ranging from multilateral treaties to regional andnational initiatives - evaluated. A selection of c...

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The Status of Refugees in Asia surveys some of the key issues of law and policy affecting refugees in the Asian region. The movement and presence of refugees in different parts of the region is surveyed, and the general legal position--ranging from multilateral treaties to regional and national initiatives--evaluated. A selection of co...

Vitit Muntarbhorn is an Associate Professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019825668X

ISBN - 13:9780198256687

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`This concise, well-organized, and well-written book is an important contribution to the study of refugees and law in Asia ... While the book shows moderation and balance, it also has been written with passion and a clear concern for asylum-seekers ... This excellent little book goes a longway toward informing the reader of the basic problems that asylum-seekers face, the complex of laws and policies that entangle them and sometimes protect them, and some of the possible solutions that will alleviate the terrible sufferings of these millions of victims of politics, economics, and war. I recommend this book most highly.'The Journal of Asian Studies