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(p. 539) 27. International refugee law 

(p. 539) 27. International refugee law
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(p. 539) 27. International refugee law
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Alice Edwards

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198767237.003.0027
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date: 18 February 2020

This chapter first explains the purpose and scope of international refugee law. It then identifies the five fundamental elements of the Refugee Convention, and discusses other important parameters of international refugee law more broadly. The chapter explores the relationship between international refugee law and human rights law at the macro-level. It analyses specific aspects of refugee law—namely, the definition of a refugee, the prohibition of refoulement, refugee rights, and the ending of refugee status and solutions—and analyses how international human rights law informs them.

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