States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection

Fortresses and Fairness

Edited by: Maria O'Sullivan, Dallal Stevens

This timely volume seeks to examine two of the most pertinent current challenges faced by asylum seekers in gaining access to international refugee protection: the obstacles to physical access to territory and the barriers to accessing a quality asylum procedure (access to asylum justice). To address these aims, the book brings together leading commentators from a range of backgrounds, including law, sociology, and political science. It also includes contributions from NGO practitioners. This allows the collection to offer an interdisciplinary analysis and to incorporate both theoretical and practical perspectives on questions of immense contemporary significance. While the examination offers a strong focus on European legal and policy developments, also addressed are these issues in different regions (Europe, North America, Africa and Australia). This is essential reading for all scholars in the field of asylum law. (Series: Studies in International Law, Vol. 65) [Subject: Immigration Law, Nationality Law, European Law, Public International Law, Human Rights Law]

Publication Date: 3/23/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781509901289