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Routledge Research in Asylum, Migration and Refugee Law


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Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices: In Whose Best Interests?

Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices: In Whose Best Interests?

1st Edition

Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer, Barbara Gornik
June 23, 2017

Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the...

Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Peregrination of a Persecuted Human Being in Search of a Safe Haven

Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Peregrination of a Persecuted Human Being in Search of a Safe Haven

1st Edition

Cristiano d’Orsi
May 25, 2017

It is not often acknowledged that the great majority of African refugee movement happens within Africa rather than from Africa to the West. This book examines the specific characteristics and challenges of the refugee situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering a new and critical vision on the...

Migrant Rights at Work: Law's precariousness at the intersection of immigration and labour

Migrant Rights at Work: Law's precariousness at the intersection of immigration and labour

1st Edition

Laurie Berg
February 07, 2017

Public debates about the terms of membership and inclusion have intensified as developed economies increasingly rely on temporary migrant labour. While most agree that temporary migrant workers are entitled to the general protection of employment laws, temporary migrants have, by definition,...

Asylum Law in the European Union

Asylum Law in the European Union

1st Edition

Francesco Cherubini
November 08, 2016

This book examines the rules governing the right to asylum in the European Union. Drawing on the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and the 1967 Protocol, Francesco Cherubini asks how asylum obligations under international refugee law have been incorporated into the...

European Asylum Law and the Rights of the Child

European Asylum Law and the Rights of the Child

1st Edition

Ciara Smyth
June 09, 2016

The child asylum seeker poses unique challenges for reception and refugee status determination systems, not least because the child is entitled to have his or her rights as a child respected as a matter of international and regional human rights law. In the last decade the European Union has...

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities

1st Edition

Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens, Loretta Baldassar
June 01, 2016

Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations on the ground, and, of course, for the refugee. This edited volume is framed...

Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre

Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre

1st Edition

Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne, Jenni Millbank
February 29, 2016

Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the...

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