This book contributes to a long-standing but ever topical debate about whether persons fleeing war to seek asylum in another country – ‘war refugees’ – are protected by international law. It seeks to add to this debate by bringing together a detailed set of analyses examining the extent to which the application of international humanitarian law (IHL) may usefully advance the legal protection of such persons. This generates a range of questions about the respective protection frameworks established under international refugee law and IHL and, specifically, the potential for interaction between them. As the first collection to deal with the subject, the eighteen chapters that make up this unique volume supply a range of perspectives on how the relationship between these two separate fields of law may be articulated and whether IHL may contribute to providing refuge from the inhumanity of war.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Cantor & Durieux: Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law
Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: