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International refugee law and socio-economic rights : refuge from deprivation

Author: Michelle Foster
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law, 51.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A range of emerging refugee claims is beginning to challenge the boundaries of the Refugee Convention regime and question traditional distinctions between 'economic migrants' and 'political refugees'. This book identifies the conceptual and analytical challenges presented by claims based on socio-economic deprivation, and undertakes an assessment of the extent to which these challenges may be overcome by a creative
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Foster
ISBN: 0521870178 9780521870177
OCLC Number: 77011655
Description: xlvii, 387 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A human rights framework for interpreting the Refugee Convention --
Persecution and socio-economic deprivation in refugee law --
Rethinking the conceptual approach to socio-economic claims --
Economic deprivation as the reason for being persecuted --
Economic disadvantage and the Refugee Convention grounds --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law, 51.
Responsibility: Michelle Foster.
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