From the Book Shelves: The Law of Asylumby Deborah E. Anker (ImmigrationProf, June 2012) [access]
New Book: Countering Displacements: The Creativity and Resilience of Indigenous and Refugee-ed Peoples (Refugee Research Network, June 2012) [access]
Two Forthcoming Books on the Palestinian Refugee Issue (PRRN Blog, June 2012) [access]
A new book entitled UNHCR and International Refugee Law: From Treaties to Innovation, by Corinne Lewis, hasjust been published by Routledge. Here’s the description:
This book considers the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ contribution to international refugee law since the establishment of UNHCR by the United Nations General Assembly in 1951. The book explores the historical and statutory foundations that create an indelible link between UNHCR and international refugee law. This book charts the significant evolution that has occurred in the organisation’s role throughout the last sixty years, looking at both the formal means by which UNHCR’s mandate may be modified, and the techniques UNHCR has used to facilitate the changes in its role, thereby revealing a significant evolution in the organisation’s role since the onset of the crisis in refugee protection in the 1980’s. UNHCR, itself, has demonstrated its organizational autonomy as the primary agent for the adaptation of its responsibilities and work related to international refugee law. The author does suggest however that UNHCR needs to continue to extend and strengthen its role related to international refugee law if UNHCR is to ensure a stronger legal framework for the protection of refugees as well as a fuller respect for refugees’ rights in practice.
The source for all of these publications was the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog at: http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/