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Refugee Law

By Colin Yeo

Published

Apr 1, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529219975

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 1, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529219968

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 1, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1529219982

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

The word ‘refugee’ is both evocative and contested; it means different things to different people. For lawyers, the main legal reference point is the UN Refugee Convention of 1951.

This concise and engaging book follows the structure of the Convention to explore international refugee law. Including an introduction to the historical and legal context, Colin Yeo draws on his experience as an immigration barrister to explain the present-day legal framework for global refugee protection. Chapters consider:

• well-founded fear;

• persecution;

• the loss of refugee status and exclusion;

• the rights of refugees;

• and state responses to refugee claims.

The book includes studies of key legal cases, reviews the successes and failures of the Convention and looks ahead to the future, including the impact of climate change and the Global Compact on Refugees.

Communicating important legal concepts in an approachable way, this is an essential guide for students, lawyers and non-specialists.

Colin Yeo is a practicing barrister at Garden Court Chambers with over twenty years of experience in immigration and asylum law. He edits the UK’s top immigration law website freemovement.org.uk and authored ‘Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System’.

Introduction

1. Legal Framework

2. Well-Founded Fear

3. Being Persecuted

4. Protection and Relocation

5. Reasons for Persecution

6. Cessation and Exclusion

7. Rights of Refugees

8. Refugee Status Determination

Conclusion