I am concerned that the singular importance of international refugee law is profoundly misunderstood. My more specific worry is that erroneous and competing claims by governments and the refugee advocacy community about the structure and purpose of refugee law threaten its continuing ability to play a truly unique human rights role at a time when no meaningful alternative is in sight.
Hathaway, James C. "Why Refugee Law Still Matters." Melb. J. Int'l L. 8, no. 1 (2007): 89-103.