Access to Asylum: International Refugee Law and the Globalisation of Migration Control (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law 77)

Access to Asylum: International Refugee Law and the Globalisation of Migration Control (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law 77)

By: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen (author)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability

£67.49 RRP £74.99  You save £7.50 (10%) With FREE Saver Delivery

Description

Is there still a right to seek asylum in a globalised world? Migration control has increasingly moved to the high seas or the territory of transit and origin countries, and is now commonly outsourced to private actors. Under threat of financial penalties airlines today reject any passenger not in possession of a valid visa, and private contractors are used to run detention centres and man border crossings. In this volume Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen examines the impact of these new practices for refugees' access to asylum. A systematic analysis is provided of the reach and limits of international refugee law when migration control is carried out extraterritorially or by non-state actors. State practice from around the globe and case law from all the major human rights institutions is discussed. The arguments are further linked to wider debates in human rights, general international law and political science.

Create a review

About Author

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is a research fellow at the Danish Institute of Human Rights and External Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, where he teaches international refugee law. He is also an associated legal expert to the European Council for Refugees and Exiles, a former policy analyst with the Danish Refugee Council and a regular consultant to a number of international organisations, governmental institutions and NGOs.

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The refugee and the globalisation of migration control; 3. Refugee protection and the reach of the non-refoulement principle; 4. Offshore migration control and extraterritorial jurisdiction; 5. The privatisation of migration control and state responsibility; 6. The institutional reach of refugee protection; 7. Conclusion.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781107003477
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9781107003477
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1107003474

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close