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Michelle Foster

International Refugee Law And Socio-economic Rights

Refuge from Deprivation

€ 159.45



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgements ix
Table of cases xiii
Table of treaties and other international instruments xliii
List of abbreviations xlv
1 Introduction 1
Background
2
The key conceptual challenge: economic migrants versus refugees
5
Challenging the simplistic dichotomy
11
Organization and methodology of analysis
21
2 A human rights framework for interpreting the refugee convention 27
Part one: the developing human rights framework
27
Part two: justification of the human rights framework
36
The need for a universal and objective standard
36
Human rights as the standard: object and purpose
40
The human rights approach confirmed by context
49
Other rules of international law: promoting coherence
51
Part three: possible objections to the human rights approach
75
Concerns about the legitimacy of the human rights approach
75
Concerns about the workability of the human rights approach
85
Conclusion
86
3 Persecution and socio-economic deprivation in refugee law 87
Introduction
87
Socio-economic rights and persecution: an overview
90
Conceptual approaches to socio-economic rights and persecution
111
Problems and difficulties in the current approach
123
Conclusion
154
4 Rethinking the conceptual approach to socio-economic claims 156
Introduction
156
Part one: the current approach to persecution in light of international human rights law
156
The legitimacy of a normative hierarchy in human rights
157
The merits of a categorical approach based on state obligation
168
The interdependence of human rights
181
Conclusion on hierarchies and models in refugee law
190
Part two: revisiting violations of socio-economic rights and persecution
201
The core obligations approach: general considerations
201
Right to education and persecution
214
Right to health and persecution
226
Conclusion
235
5 Economic deprivation as the reason for being persecuted 236
Introduction
236
When is persecution for a Convention reason? The particular challenge of socio-economic claims
237
The desire for a `better life`: economic migrants versus political refugees
238
The causal connection to a refugee convention ground
247
The meaning of the nexus clause: is intention required?
263
Evidentiary issues: singling out versus group-based harm
286
Conclusion
289
6 Economic disadvantage and the Refugee Convention grounds 291
Introduction
291
Interpreting the social group ground: conceptual approaches
292
Particular social groups
304
Economic class
304
Occupation
313
Disabled and ill persons
318
Women
324
Children
329
Conclusion
339
7 Conclusions 341
Bibliography 356
Index 379
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Hardback
387 pagina's
Januari 2007
885 gram
229 x 159 x 32 mm
Cambridge Univ Pr us


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