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The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law
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The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and its 1967 Protocol, and many other important international instruments recognize the unique role the UNHCR plays in protecting refugees and supervising international refugee law. This in-depth analysis of the UNHCR's supervisory role in the international refugee protection regime examines the part played by key institutions, organizations and actors in the supervision of international refugee law. It provides suggestions and recommendations on how the UNHCR's supervisory role can be strengthened to ensure greater State Parties' compliance to their obligations under these international refugee rights treaties, and contributes to enhancing the international protection of refugees and to the promotion of a democratic global governance of the international refugee protection regime.


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Source: Journal of Refugee Studies

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  • The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law - Half title page
    pp i-ii
  • The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law - Title page
    pp iii-iii
  • Copyright page
    pp iv-iv
  • Contents
    pp v-vii
  • Foreword
    pp xvii-xx
  • Acknowledgments
    pp xxi-xxvi
  • 1 - Introduction
    pp 1-36
  • Part I - The supervision of international refugee law and the UNHCR
    pp 37-106
  • 3 - The limits to the UNHCR's supervisory role
    pp 59-74
  • 4 - The governance question
    pp 75-96
  • 5 - The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada's relationship with the UNHCR
    pp 97-106
  • Part II - Judicial experience in supervising the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol
    pp 107-156
  • 8 - Judicial experience with the Geneva Convention in Germany and Europe
    pp 148-156
  • Part III - Other public international law supervisory models
    pp 157-272
  • 9 - Peter Pan's fairies and genie bottles
    pp 159-181
  • 12 - Identifying creative entry points for refugee protection
    pp 257-272
  • 13 - International protection and public accountability
    pp 275-285
  • 14 - Non-state actors and UNHCR's supervisory role in international relations
    pp 286-301
  • 15 - The NGO role in supervising the application of the Convention – and beyond
    pp 302-310
  • Part V - Concluding reflections on the supervision of international refugee law and the UNHCR
    pp 311-343
  • 16 - Monitoring and supervising international refugee law
    pp 313-343
  • Index
    pp 344-359


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