Friday, September 29, 2017

From the Bookshelves: THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF REFUGEES WITH DISABILITIES: FORGOTTEN AND INVISIBLE?, by M. Crock, L. Smith-Khan, R. McCallum, B. Saul

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THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF REFUGEES WITH DISABILITIES: FORGOTTEN AND INVISIBLE?, by M. Crock, L. Smith-Khan, R. McCallum, B. Saul, Edward Elgar, UK, 2017

 

 

Abstract

This ground-breaking book focuses on the ‘forgotten refugees’, detailing people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict. The authors explore the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, with one of the newest: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Drawing on fieldwork in six countries hosting refugees in a variety of contexts – Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Uganda, Jordan and Turkey – the book examines how the CRPD is (or should) be changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement. The timeliness of the book is underscored by the adoption in mid-2016 of the UN Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2017/09/from-teh-bookshelves-the-legal-protection-of-refugees-with-disabilities-forgotten-and-invisible-by-m.html

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Comments

Hello.This article was extremely fascinating, especially since I was looking for thoughts on this issue last week.

Posted by: کمپرسور | Oct 13, 2017 1:07:13 AM

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