By James C. Hathaway,Michelle Foster

the 1st version of The legislation of Refugee prestige (published in 1991) is usually considered as the seminal textual content on analyzing the refugee definition set by means of the UN's 1951 Refugee conference. Its groundbreaking research served because the bedrock for not just a lot judicial reasoning, but additionally for a burgeoning educational literature in legislation and similar fields. This moment version builds at the robust severe concentration and human rights orientation of the 1st variation, yet undertakes a completely unique research of the jurisprudence of best universal legislations and choose civil legislation states. The authors offer powerful responses to the main tricky questions of refugee prestige in a transparent and direct means. the result's a finished and really worldwide research of the vital query in asylum legislation: who's a refugee?

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