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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

James Hathaway's Book on Refugee Law

Hathaway Here's an announcement for a very important new book on refugee law:

The Rights of Refugees under International Law

James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and Director, Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
"States are increasingly challenging the logic of simply assimilating refugees to their own citizens.  Questions are now being raised about whether refugees should be allowed to enjoy freedom of movement, to work, to access public welfare programs, or to be reunited with family members.  Doubts have been expressed about the propriety of exempting refugees from visa and other immigration rules, and even about whether there is really a duty to admit refugees at all. 
This book presents the first ever comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees set by the UN Refugee Convention, including analysis of its history and application by senior courts.  Hathaway links these standards to key norms of international human rights law, and applies his analysis to the most difficult protection challenges faced around the world.  This is a pioneering scholarly work, and a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers."
1184 pp. Cambridge University Press Available Sept. 2005, hardback and paperback

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