Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1993

Abstract

The legal status of Vietnamese asylum-seekers has not been defined in a consistently principled way. Initially, the Vietnamese boat people benefitted from a presumption of genuine refugee status codified at the 1979 Conference on Indochinese Refugees. As refugees, the Vietnamese were offered both temporary asylum in Asia and permanent resettlement overseas.

Comments

Copyright © 1993 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Human Rights Quarterly 15, no. 4 (1993), 686-702. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.


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