Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress

Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress

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Dr Megan Bradley
Cambridge University Press, 3/21/2013
EAN 9781107026315, ISBN10: 1107026318

Hardcover, 304 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

Voluntary repatriation is now the predominant solution to refugee crises, yet the responsibilities states of origin bear towards their repatriating citizens are under-examined. Through a combination of legal and moral analysis, and case studies of the troubled repatriation movements to Guatemala, Bosnia and Mozambique, Megan Bradley develops and refines an original account of the minimum conditions of a 'just return' process. The goal of a just return process must be to recast a new relationship of rights and duties between the state and its returning citizens, and the conditions of just return match the core duties states should provide for all their citizens: equal, effective protection for security and basic human rights, including accountability for violations of these rights. This volume evaluates the ways in which different forms of redress such as restitution and compensation may help enable just returns, and traces the emergence and evolution of international norms on redress for refugees.

Part I. Foundations of State Responsibility and Just Return
1. Forced migration and the responsibilities of states
moral and legal perspectives
2. The conditions of just return
a minimum account
3. The tools of repair
redress for returning refugees
Part II. Historical Experiences of Return and Redress
4. Return and redress in Guatemala
5. Return and redress in Bosnia and Herzegovina
6. Return and redress in Mozambique
7. Analysis of case studies
Part III. Beyond Repair? Grappling with Hard Cases
8. Just return and the Palestinian refugees

Advance praise: 'In this remarkable book, Megan Bradley brilliantly unlocks one of the greatest challenges in the politics of refugee protection: the conditions for a just return. She does so by integrating nuanced normative analysis with in-depth and highly readable historical cases, attaining both academic excellence and must-read policy relevance.' Alexander Betts, University Lecturer in Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, University of Oxford