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Asylum-seeker and refugee protection in sub-saharan Africa : the peregrination of a persecuted human being in search of a safe haven

Author: Cristiano D'Orsi
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; N.Y., NY : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge research in asylum, migration and refugee law.
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Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Universitae de Genaeve, Institut de hautes aEtudes internationales et du Daeveloppement, 2012) issued under title: Specific characteristics and challenges of  Read more...

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D'Orsi, Cristiano.
Asylum-seeker and refugee protection in sub-saharan Africa.
Abingdon, Oxon ; N.Y., NY : Routledge, 2015
(DLC) 2015007988
(OCoLC)905759178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristiano D'Orsi
ISBN: 9781315769561 1315769565
OCLC Number: 918932411
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Acronyms; Introduction; Defining key concepts; Presentation of the study; Structure of the study; Part I The peregrination of a persecuted human being, first stage: seeking asylum in Sub-Saharan Africa; In search of asylum: analyzing the different stages potential asylum-seekers go through in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1 Fleeing persecution and the risk of unjust rejection, return or expulsion: non-refoulement in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.1 A critical assessment of the legal framework of non-refoulement. 1.2 The contradictory practice of the application of non-refoulement2 Individual admission in the host country, 'a peaceful and humanitarian act': the pivotal concept of asylum as it is viewed in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.1 The conception of 'asylum'; 2.2 'Temporary protection' as an increasingly frequent means of providing protection to refugees; 3 Groups of individuals on the run: examining the Sub-Saharan African phenomena of mass-influx and burden-sharing; 3.1 Tracing a legal framework of the mass-influx situation and of its relative principle of prima facie recognition. 3.2 Past abuse and limitations of group recognition3.3 Poor legal framework and present limited application of burden-sharing; 4 Refugee camps in Sub-Saharan Africa: perpetuating the plight of refugees? Restrictions on free settlement and movement; 4.1 Encamped refugees: an overview; 4.2 The law applicable to refugee camps and the problem of their security; 4.2.1 Refugee camps and the application of the International Humanitarian Law; 4.2.2 Armed attacks and the security of camps; 4.3 Final reflections on the problem of camps. 5 Alleviating the plight of refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa: the role and mandate of the UNHCR5.1 The original mandate and its further expansion; 5.2 A historical analysis of the role of the UNHCR; 5.3 Conclusion: assessing the changing role of the UNHCR; 6 Managing the subversive activities of refugees and their ban: responding to abuses of refugee status; 6.1 The legal framework on the ban of subversive activities of asylum-seekers and refugees; 6.2 Clarifying 'freedom of expression' 6.3 How countries in the region have acted towards the prohibition of 'subversive activities', and the breaches they have committed regarding this prohibition's regulatory elements7 Misusing the help received and its consequences: national governments and the expulsion of refugees; 7.1 Legal framework for expulsion; 7.2 'National security' and 'public order': the use and abuse of these reasons to justify the past expulsion of refugees; 7.3 Final considerations on the expulsion of refugees.
Series Title: Routledge research in asylum, migration and refugee law.
Responsibility: Cristiano d'Orsi.

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