Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Accountability Gap in Refugee Protection

In "The Accountability Gap in Refugee Protection," Mauro De Lorenzo (here) writes thoughtfully about the problems in international refugee protection.  In his view, "[t]here is an accountability gap in refugee protection in the developing world. Host states consider refugees to be the responsibility of the `international community,' and are pleased to cede their sovereignty on this issue to [the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees], an unaccountable international organization. Yet, legally, host states are responsible for the human rights of refugees within their borders."

Thanks to the Jaya Ramji-Nogales (Temple) for the assist.


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