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dc.contributor.advisor Natarajan, Usha
dc.contributor.advisor Rieker, Martina
dc.contributor.advisor Awad, Ibrahim Mattheisen, Emily Rose
dc.creator Mattheisen, Emily Rose 2012-05-27T07:46:45Z 2012-05-27T16:00:05Z 2012 Spring 2012-05-27T07:46:45Z
dc.description.abstract People migrate for a variety of reasons. Some choose to migrate and others are forced. To cross an international border, they need permission of the host state. The 1951 Refugee Convention creates the refugee as an exceptional category of international migrants that is entitled to international protection. This research seeks to explore whether international refugee law rationally protects vulnerable peoples in the contemporary world. This is done through examining the historical context through which the refugee was created as a legal subject in international law and evaluating the critiques of the current implementation of international refugee law. This thesis argues that the causes of migration from countries of the global south are linked with global inequalities of power and wealth, a condition that the human rights and humanitarian language of the international refugee regime fails to address. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.subject Humanitarianism en
dc.subject Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. en
dc.subject Refugees en
dc.subject Foreign relations en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
dc.subject.lcsh Humanitarian law.
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights.
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Protection -- International cooperation.
dc.title From political tool to humanitarian stalemate: a critical appraisal of international refugee law as a global protection mechanism en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Migration and Refugee Studies en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en

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