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The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law

The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law

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Cambridge University Press, 8/15/2013
EAN 9781107022850, ISBN10: 1107022851

Hardcover, 384 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

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.

Foreword David Dewitt
1. Introduction
searching for ways to enhance the UNHCR's capacity to supervise international refugee law James C. Simeon
Part I. The Supervision of International Refuge Law and the UNHCR
2. UNHCR's role in supervising international protection standards in the context of its mandate Volker Türk
3. The limits to UNHCR's supervisory role Michael Barutciski
4. UNHCR, the Refugee Convention and reforming the governance of the international refugee regime Martin Jones
5. The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada's relationship with the UNHCR
a factor of international protection Brian Goodman
Part II. Judicial Experience in Supervising the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol
6. The contribution of the judiciary to the protection of asylum seekers in the UK and the EU Nicholas Blake
7. The impact of international law and domestic human rights law on Canada's judicial supervision of the 1951 Refugee Convention Russel Zinn and Benjamin N. Perryman
8. Judicial experience with the Geneva Convention in Germany and Europe Harald Dörig
Part III. Other Public International Law Supervisory Models
Possible Reforms, Proposals, and Ideas for Supervising Protection Standards in the Context of Forced Displacement
9. 'Peter Pan's fairies and genie bottles
the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and supervision of the 1951 Convention' Alice Edwards
10. Are there lessons for the Geneva Convention from the supervision of economic, social and cultural rights
UN and Council of Europe perspectives? Elspeth Guild and Claude Cahn
11. Towards convergence in the interpretation of the Refugee Convention
a proposal for the establishment of an International Judicial Commission for Refugees Anthony M. North and Joyce Chia
12. Identifying creative entry points for refugee protection
recent lessons from the Asia-Pacific region Vitit Muntarbhorn
Part IV. International Protection and Public Accountability
The Role of Civil Society
13. International protection and public accountability
the roles of civil society Sriprapha Petcharamesree
14. Supervision of the Refugee Convention
non-state actors Osamu Arakaki
15. The NGO role in supervising the application of the Convention - and beyond Tom Clark
Part V. Conclusions
16. Monitoring and supervising international refugee law
building the capacity to enhance international protection and democratic global governance of the international refugee protection regime James C. Simeon.