Michigan Guidelines on the International Protection of Refugees

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Michigan Guidelines on the International Protection of Refugees

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The Michigan Guidelines on the International Protection of Refugees are the result of a collective endeavor of hundreds of scholars, advocates, judges, and international officials to tackle some of the most important and challenging questions in international refugee law. This volume presents 20 years of the Guidelines — the consensus work of senior Michigan Law students and experts from around the world on cutting-edge refugee law concerns — in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian).

The Guidelines address five of the most difficult issues of refugee status: what is the meaning of a “well-founded fear”; when may refugee status be denied on grounds of an “internal protection alternative”; how is the causal connection to a Convention ground to be assessed; when is a risk fairly said to be for reasons of “political opinion”; and under what circumstances are persons believed to have violated rules of international criminal law to be excluded from refugee status? Additionally, this volume also addresses three critical aspects of refugee rights – when may a refugee be required to seek protection in a country not of his or her choosing; to what extent is a refugee entitled to undertake employment or other economic activity; and what is the scope of a refugee’s right to freedom of movement, both between states and within the asylum country?

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Michigan Publishing

City

Ann Arbor, MI

Keywords

University of Michigan's Program in Refugee Law, Michigan Guidelines on the International Protection of Refugees, Internal Protection Alternative (1999), Nexus to a Convention Ground (2001), Well-Founded Fear (2004), Protection Elsewhere (2006), Right to Work (2009), Exclusion of International Criminals (2013), Risk for Reasons of Political Opinion (2015), Refugee Freedom of Movement (2017), refugee rights

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Immigration Law | International Law

Michigan Guidelines on the International Protection of Refugees

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