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The Collective Responsibility of States to Protect Refugees

Agnès Hurwitz


In managing the growing number of refugees arriving in the industrialised world, beginning at the end of the 1970s, States have devised increasingly restrictive policies. The objectives of these measures have been to restrict access to the territory or, at least, to asylum procedures. Thus, while international co-operation in the refugee field traditionally focused on protection and assistance, the last two decades have been characterised by the emergence of transnational policies aimed at containing refugee flows, primarily on the European continent. The convoluted refugee routes — often desc ... More

Keywords: refugees, asylum, protection, refugee flows, secondary movements, irregular movements, asylum claims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278381
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278381.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnès Hurwitz, author
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia