Sunday, January 22, 2023
Immigration Article of the Day: Strategy and Strategic Litigation in the Protection of Refugees by Guy Goodwin-Gill
Drawing on experience in practice as a Barrister and generally as an advocate, I comment on the value and the pitfalls of litigation on behalf of those seeking protection as refugees, particularly in interpreting and applying the refugee definition, ensuring access to procedures, and the benefit of non-refoulement. Reference is also made to the variety of cases, the role of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the advantages of collaboration and cooperation. A selected list of the literature and cases is provided.