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International Refugee Law and the Protection of Stateless Persons

Michelle Foster and Hélène Lambert


This book addresses a critical gap in existing scholarship by examining statelessness through the prism of international refugee law, in particular by examining the extent to which the 1951 Refugee Convention protects de jure stateless persons. It responds to the need for a coherent and inclusive legal framework to address the plight of stateless individuals who fear persecution. The central hypothesis of this book is that the capacity and potential of the 1951 Refugee Convention to protect stateless persons has been inadequately developed and understood. This is particularly so when we consid ... More

Keywords: statelessness, stateless refugees, 1951 Refugee Convention, human rights, deprivation of nationality, international refugee law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796015
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198796015.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Foster, author
Professor of Law and Director, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Hélène Lambert, author
Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, and Professor of International Law, University of Westminster Law School