Migrants and the Courts: A Century of Trial and Error?

Migrants and the Courts: A Century of Trial and Error?

By: Geoffrey Care (author)Hardback

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Written in a lively and engaging style from the perspective of a leading immigration judge, this book examines how states resolve disputes with migrants. The chapters reflect on changes in the laws and rules of migration on an international and regional basis and the impact on the parties, administration, public and judiciary. The book is a critical assessment of how the migration tribunal system has evolved over the last century, the lessons which have been learnt and those which have not. It includes additional comparative contributions by authors on international jurisdictions and is a valuable overview of the evolution and future of the immigration tribunal system which will be of interest to those involved in human rights, migration, transnational and international law.

About Author

Geoffrey Care is the current Chairman of Eurasylum's International Advisory Board. He is the founder and, until 2003, the first President of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ), the main international organization in the field of asylum appeal law with a membership of over 300 judges in 53 countries. He is Deputy Chief Adjudicator and a former Chairman of the United Kingdom's Immigration Appeals Tribunal. Geoffrey Care has been an immigration judge in the UK for over 20 years, as well as on secondment by the UNHCR to South Africa. He is a former High Court Judge in Zambia and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Jos. He has also taught at several other universities, including the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London. He has conducted training sessions for asylum decision-makers in Europe and internationally, and he is the author of several publications on asylum law and policy.


Contents: Foreword, The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Sedley; Preface; Laying the foundations; From the Home Office to the Lord Chancellor's Department; The development of the tribunal structures; Getting the facts - interpreting the evidence, credibility; What price state security? (with Frances Webber); How other countries do it: Belgium, North Africa, South Africa and Sweden, (with Katelijne Declerck, Amor Boubakri, Ahmed Arbee and Goran Hakansson); How other countries do it - Canada: the evolution and development of the refugee determination system in Canada and the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (with James C. Simeon); Afterword; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409451969
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781409451969
  • weight: 798
  • ISBN10: 1409451968

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