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dc.contributor.advisor Natarajan, Usha Abdel Aziz, Nourhan Amr 2018-02-05T10:46:59Z 2018-02-05T22:00:28Z Spring 2018 en_US 2018-02-05
dc.description.abstract According to international law, everyone has the right to seek asylum; however, not every asylum seeker receives refugee status. Individuals whose asylum claims are rejected often stay in their country of destination out of fear of returning back to their countries of origin. Such populations are known as rejected asylum seekers and closed-files and in Egypt they are often found among the Sudanese, South Sudanese, Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Somali communities. This thesis focuses on the rights and entitlements of rejected asylum seekers and closed-files individuals who remain in Egypt after having their asylum claim rejected by UNHCR. The thesis argues that rejected asylum seekers have rights under international law but are not accessing and enjoying them in Egypt. To make this argument, the thesis answers two central questions: 1) What are the rights of rejected asylum seekers according to international and national laws; and 2) Are rejected asylum seekers receiving and enjoying these rights in Egypt? The thesis begins with an analysis of the international legal framework governing the rights of different categories of migrants. An analysis of the gaps in the international legal framework is also provided. An analytical overview on the legal, policy, and institutional frameworks governing migrants and refugees in Egypt and consular policies is presented. The situation of rejected asylum seekers is analyzed and the protection gaps identified. en_US
dc.format.extent 51 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject refugees en_US
dc.subject migrants en_US
dc.subject rejected asylum seekers en_US
dc.subject closed-files en_US
dc.subject Egypt en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Out of sight out of rights: Rejected asylum seekers and closed-files individuals in Egypt en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline International and Comparative Law en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Law en_US
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_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Awad, Ibrahim
dc.contributor.committeeMember Beckett, Jason

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