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In response to the refugee crisis in Europe, Oxford University Press has made more than 30 book chapters, journal articles, and pieces of content from online resources freely accessible to assist those working with refugees on the ground, as well as anyone who would like to know more about the framework of rights and obligations concerning refugees. The materials are structured around four key questions: who is a refugee, what rights do they have, what are transit states’ obligations, and what are the duties of the state where a refugee applies for asylum. Other useful resources are linked to at the bottom of the page.

  1. Who is a refugee?
  2. What rights do refugees have?
  3. What are the obligations imposed on states which refugees pass through en route to their destination of choice (transit states)?
  4. What are the obligations imposed on states in which refugees apply for asylum?
  5. International Organizations and Refugees
  6. OUP Blog Posts

1) Who is a refugee?

INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

Guy S Goodwin-Gill, International Law of Refugee Protection
E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, G. Loescher, K. Long, and N. Sigona (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford, OUP, 2014, pp. 36-47

David Weissbrodt, Refugees
The Human Rights of Non-citizens, Oxford, OUP, 2008, pp. 110-133

Dieter Kugelmann, Refugees
R Wolfrum (ed), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford, OUP, 2012

ADVANCED MATERIALS

Andreas Zimmermann and Claudia Mahler, Article 1 A, para. 2
A. Zimmermann (ed), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary, Oxford, OUP, 2011, pp.280-479

David James Cantor, Reframing Relationships: Revisiting the Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination in Light of Recent Human Rights Treaty Body Jurisprudence
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2015) 34 (1): 79-106

Hugo Storey, Armed Conflict in Asylum Law: The “War-Flaw”
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2012) 31 (2): 1-32

James C. Simeon, Complicity and Culpability and the Exclusion of Terrorists From Convention Refugee Status Post-9/11
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2010) 29 (4): 104-137

Katy Long, When Refugees Stopped Being Migrants: Movement, Labour and Humanitarian Protection
Migration Studies (2013) 1 (1): 4-26

2) What rights do refugees have?

INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

Vincent Chetail, Armed Conflict and Forced Migration: A Systemic Approach to International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law and Human Rights Law
A. Clapham & P. Gaeta (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict, Oxford, OUP, 2014, pp. 700-734

Volker Türk and Rebecca Dowd, Protection Gaps
E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, G. Loescher, K. Long, and N. Sigona (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford, OUP, 2014, pp. 278-289

ADVANCED MATERIALS

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and Jane McAdam, International Protection
The Refugee in International Law, Oxford, OUP, 2007, pp. 421-461

Antonio Fortin, The Meaning of ‘Protection’ in the Refugee Definition
International Journal of Refugee Law (2000) 12 (4): 548-576

Alice Edwards, Human Rights, Refugees, and The Right ‘To Enjoy’ Asylum
International Journal of Refugee Law (2005) 17 (2): 293-330

Colin Harvey, Time for Reform? Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Protection Under International Human Rights Law
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2015) 34 (1): 43-60

Vincent Chetail, Are Refugee Rights Human Rights? An Unorthodox Questioning of the Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law
R. Rubio-Marin (ed), Human Rights and Immigration, Oxford, OUP, 2014.pp. 19-72

Erin Mooney, Displacement and the Protection of Civilians under International Law
Haidi Willmot, Ralph Mamiya, Scott Sheeran, and Marc Weller (eds), Protection of Civilians, Oxford, OUP, 2016, ch. 8  

3) What are the obligations imposed on states which refugees pass through en route to their destination of choice (transit states)?

INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

Rainer Hofmann and Tillman Loehr, Introduction to Chapter V
A. Zimmermann (ed) The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary, Oxford, OUP, 2011, pp. 1087-1128

ADVANCED MATERIALS

Gregor Noll, Article 31 (Refugees Unlawfully in the Country of Refuge)
A. Zimmermann (ed), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary, Oxford, OUP, 2011, pp.1243-1276

Ulrike Davy, Article 32 (Expulsion)
A. Zimmermann (ed), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugees and its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary, Oxford, OUP, 2011, pp.1277-1326

Andreas Fischer-Lescano , Tillmann Löhr, and Timo Tohidipur, Border Controls at Sea: Requirements under International Human Rights and Refugee Law
International Journal of Refugee Law (2009) 21 (2): 256-296

Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo, The Practice of Mediterranean States in the context of the European Union's Justice and Home Affairs External Dimension: The Safe Third Country Concept Revisited
International Journal of Refugee Law (2006) 18 (3-4): 571-600

Jan-Paul Brekke and Grete Brochmann, Stuck in Transit: Secondary Migration of Asylum Seekers In Europe, National Differences, and the Dublin Regulation
Journal of Refugee Studies (2015) 28 (2): 145-162

Alison Gerard and Sharon Pickering, Gender, Securitization, and Transit: Refugee Women and the Journey to the EU
Journal of Refugee Studies (2014) 27 (3): 338-359

4) What are the obligations imposed on states in which refugees apply for asylum?

INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and Jane McAdam, The Concept of Asylum
The Refugee in International Law, Oxford, OUP, 2007, pp. 355-417

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and Jane McAdam, Non-Refoulement in the 1951 Refugee Convention
The Refugee in International Law, Oxford, OUP, 2007, pp. 201-284

Randall Hansen, State Controls: Borders, Refugees, and Citizenship
E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, G. Loescher, K. Long, and N. Sigona (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford, OUP, 2014, pp. 253-264

ADVANCED MATERIALS

Kay Hailbronner and Jana Gogolin, Asylum- Territorial
R Wolfrum (ed), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford, OUP, 2012

Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo, Asylum as a General Principle of International Law
International Journal of Refugee Law (2015) 27 (1): 3-28

Hélène Lambert, Francesco Messineo and Paul Tiedemann, Comparative Perspectives of Constitutional Asylum in France, Italy, and Germany: Requiescat in Pace?
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2008) 27 (3): 16-32

María-Teresa Gil-Bazo, The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Right to be Granted Asylum in the Union's Law
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2008) 27 (3): 33-52

Jens Vedsted-Hansen, The European Convention on Human Rights, Counter-Terrorism, and Refugee Protection
Refugee Survey Quarterly (2010) 29 (4): 189-206

Kristin Hausler, Part III Thematic Chapters, B Protection, 5 Refugees and asylum seekers from conflict-affected States, A International refugee law
Annyssa Bellal (ed), The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014, Oxford, OUP 2015

 

5) International Organizations and Refugees

Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE, QC, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran, and James Sloan, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Oppenheim's International Law: United Nations, Oxford OUP, 2017, pp.879-897

Gil Loescher, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations, Oxford OUP, 2016, pp. 323-345

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR],  Guidelines on International Protection
Oxford International Organizations

United Nations [UN], Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, 9th October 2003
Oxford International Organizations

Erika Feller, Anja Klug, Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for (UNHCR)
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
 

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