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Global refugee crisis : a reference handbook

Author: Mark Gibney; Gil Loescher
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2010.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book documents the current global refugee crisis and examines the interrelated factors of immigration enforcement, international human rights law, political violence, and refugee protection. The questionable cost-to-benefit ratio and long-term benefit of the United States' military involvement in Iraq has been a subject of widespread scrutiny debate. But much less attention has been paid to the massive human  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gibney; Gil Loescher
ISBN: 9781598844559 1598844555 9781598844566 1598844563
OCLC Number: 639162716
Notes: Rev. ed. of: The global refugee crisis : a reference handbook / Gil Loescher, Ann Dull Loescher. 1994.
Description: xvii, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The history of protecting refugees --
The post-war human rights revolution --
The 1951 refugee convention --
Alienage --
"Well-founded fear" --
Persecution --
The nexus requirement --
Exclusions --
Cessations --
Refugee rights --
Nonrefoulement --
Rights owed to refugees physically present in the receiving state --
Rights owed to refugees lawfully in the contracting state --
Rights owed to refugees lawfully staying in the contracting state --
Rights owed to refugees residing in the contracting state --
Interface with international and regional human rights instruments --
Nonrefoulement --
Racism --
Detention --
Economic, social, and cultural rights --
Rights of the child --
Domestic procedures --
Establishing eligibility --
Denial of asylum hearings and accelerated procedures --
Returned refugees --
Problems, controversies, and solutions --
Asylum abuse? --
United Kingdom --
The Netherlands --
Sweden --
United States --
Summary --
Nonrefoulement: when (and where) does the prohibition apply? --
Sale v. Haitian centers council, 509 U.S. 155 (1993) --
Justice Blackmun's dissent --
The practices of other states --
Re-conceptualizing human rights and refugee protection --
The responsibility to protect (R2P) --
Extraterritorial obligations (ETO) consortium --
Implications for refugee protection --
Special U.S. issues --
A historical survey of U.S. alien admission practices --
The cold war, U.S. foreign policy, and refugee protection --
Current refugee/asylum law and practice in the United States --
Overseas refugee program --
Criticisms of ORP --
Asylum --
1996 changes to U.S. asylum law --
Asylum and withholding of deportation --
Disqualifications --
Detention --
Temporary protection --
Biographical sketches --
Mahnaz Afkhami --
Sonya Aho --
Madeleine Albright --
Isabel Allende --
Hannah Arendt --
Christine Arnothy --
Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam (a.k.a. M.I.A.) --
Bertolt Brecht --
Nadia Comaneci --
Zohra Dauod --
Leandro Despouy --
Emmanuel Dongala --
Ariel Dorfman --
Jaroslav Drobny --
Albert Einstein --
Nawal El Saadawi --
Philip Emeagwali --
Enrico Fermi --
Tenzin Gyatso --
Thich Nhat Hanh --
Jóse Ramos Horta --
Michaëlle Jean --
Wassily Kandinsky --
Fazil Kawani --
Mebrahtom Keflezighi --
Akbar Khurasani --
Walter Lam --
Raphael Lemkin --
Miriam Makeba --
Tatyana Mamonova --
Predrag Matvejevic --
Thabo Mbeki --
Golda Meir --
Makau Mutua --
Martina Navratilova --
Le Thanh Nhon --
Rudolf Nureyev --
Edward Said --
Nolvia Dominguez Skjetne --
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn --
George Soros --
Loung Ung --
Alek Wek --
Gao Xingjian --
International and regional treaties --
Conventions relating to the status of refugees --
Protocol relating to the status of refugees --
Organization of African unity, convention governing the specific aspects of refugee problems in Africa --
Cartagena declaration on refugees --
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment --
Data on asylum applicants for selected western states 2008, 1998, and 1988.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Mark Gibney.

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