Migration and Refugee Law

  • Filename: migration-and-refugee-law.
  • ISBN: 9781139505635
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: John Vrachnas
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia is a comprehensive overview of the legal principles governing the entry of people into Australia. This fully revised third edition provides an accessible analysis of the theory and practice of this complex and controversial area of the law. It considers the social and political context of migration and refugee law in devising innovative policies aimed at creating an equitable and rational immigration system. Migration and Refugee Law: Principles and Practice in Australia combines an astute consideration of theory with the creation of practical policy solutions, and is therefore an essential resource for migration lawyers and agents, government employees, students, judicial officers and policymakers.

Migration and Refugee Law in Australia

  • Filename: migration-and-refugee-law-in-australia.
  • ISBN: 0521691370
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 499
  • Author: Mirko Bagaric
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book extracts and explains the main principles of migration and refugee law.

Immigration and Refugee Law

  • Filename: immigration-and-refugee-law.
  • ISBN: 0408718781
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 494
  • Author: Doug Tennent
  • Publisher:



In an age of ever-increasing globalisation and travel, migration and relocation, immigration law affects a growing number of people. The Immigration Act 1987, which has been in force for over 22 years, will be repealed and replaced by the Immigration Act 2009 by Order in Council in 2010. Immigration and Refugee Law will assist legal practitioners and immigration consultants in understanding and implementing the changes that the new Act will bring about and the scope of immigration and refugee law in New Zealand today. The only textbook in New Zealand that discusses both the 2009 and 1987 Acts. Examines the similarities and differences of the two pieces of legislation and the ongoing influence the 1987 Act will have on the 2009 Act. Considers the challenges which will be faced by the bodies implementing the new legislation and attempts to provide some assistance in this process. Written by Doug Tennent, honourary lecturer in law at the University of Waikato and respected author on issues relating to immigration and refugee law

The Human Rights of Migrants in European Law

  • Filename: the-human-rights-of-migrants-in-european-law.
  • ISBN: 9780191655876
  • Release Date: 2015-12-24
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Cathryn Costello
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Focussing on access to territory and authorization of presence and residence for third-country nationals, this book examines the EU law on immigration and asylum, addressing related questions of security of residence. Concentrating on the key measures concerning both the rights of third-country nationals to enter and stay in the EU, and the EU's construction of illegal immigration, it provides a detailed and critical discussion of EU and ECHR migration and refugee law. Rights of admission include three categories of entrants: labour migrants, family migrants, and asylum seekers and refugees. Legal entry raises further questions, and recent key measures, including the EU Blue Card Directive, the Family Reunification Directive, and the Dublin Regulation and related instruments are examined. As most of these EU measures deal with those border crossings where human rights norms have already established some constraints on state discretion, the interaction between the EU norms and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is a key concern. The uniting theme is the interaction between established human rights norms, in particular the ECHR, and EU law.

Gender in Refugee Law

  • Filename: gender-in-refugee-law.
  • ISBN: 9781135038113
  • Release Date: 2014-04-16
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Efrat Arbel
  • Publisher: Routledge



Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution in refugee law. It documents the advances made following intense advocacy around the world in the 1990s, and evaluates the extent to which gender has been successfully integrated into refugee law. Evaluating the research and advocacy agendas for gender in refugee law ten years beyond the 2002 UNHCR Gender Guidelines, the book investigates the current status of gender in refugee law. It examines gender-related persecution claims of both women and men, including those based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and explores how the development of an anti-refugee agenda in many Western states exponentially increases vulnerability for refugees making gendered claims. The volume includes contributions from scholars and members of the advocacy community that allow the book to examine conceptual and doctrinal themes arising at the intersection of gender and refugee law, and specific case studies across major Western refugee-receiving nations. The book will be of great interest and value to researchers and students of asylum and immigration law, international politics, and gender studies.

Access to Asylum

  • Filename: access-to-asylum.
  • ISBN: 9781139501163
  • Release Date: 2011-03-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Is there still a right to seek asylum in a globalised world? Migration control has increasingly moved to the high seas or the territory of transit and origin countries, and is now commonly outsourced to private actors. Under threat of financial penalties airlines today reject any passenger not in possession of a valid visa, and private contractors are used to run detention centres and man border crossings. In this volume Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen examines the impact of these new practices for refugees' access to asylum. A systematic analysis is provided of the reach and limits of international refugee law when migration control is carried out extraterritorially or by non-state actors. State practice from around the globe and case law from all the major human rights institutions is discussed. The arguments are further linked to wider debates in human rights, general international law and political science.

Immigration Refugees and Forced Migration

  • Filename: immigration-refugees-and-forced-migration.
  • ISBN: 1862877971
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 698
  • Author: Mary E. Crock
  • Publisher:



Immigration control or determining which non-citizens should enter and remain in Australia and irregular migration, both in the forms of persons who remain in breach of their visa conditions and asylum seekers and refugees who are able to assert rights to protection under international law, pose great challenges. This book covers all aspects of the Australian law including history, international law, comparative law, family reunion schemes, permanent and temporary labour migration, tourists and students, refugee and humanitarian programs, unlawful status, deportations and Immigration Appeals – Merits Review and Judicial Review.

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

  • Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-refugee-and-forced-migration-studies.
  • ISBN: 9780199652433
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 747
  • Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



"This Handbook critically traces the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and vividly illustrates the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice. The contributions highlight the key challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world, as well as identifying new directions for research in the field. Since emerging as a distinct field of study in the early 1980s, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being of concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy analysts to become a global field with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement, either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer interdisciplinary programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences". --Publisher.

Towards the Harmonization of Immigration and Refugee Law in SADC

  • Filename: towards-the-harmonization-of-immigration-and-refugee-law-in-sadc.
  • ISBN: 1919798722
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 151
  • Author: Jonathan Klaaren
  • Publisher: Idasa Pub



The states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have committed themselves to increased regional cooperation and integration. This study collates information on national immigration legislation into a single region-wide publication. It is divided thematically into chapters surveying citizenship and registration laws in the SADC, migration and immigration legislation and policies, and refugee protection and immigration controls. The report identifies points of similarity and difference in national immigration law between SADC member states, and investigates the possibilities for harmonisation of national immigration.

The Securitization of Migration and Refugee Women

  • Filename: the-securitization-of-migration-and-refugee-women.
  • ISBN: 9781135982577
  • Release Date: 2014-05-16
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Alison Gerard
  • Publisher: Routledge



Humanised accounts of restrictions on mobility are rarely the focus of debates on irregular migration. Very little is heard from refugees themselves about why they migrate, their experiences whilst entering the EU or how they navigate reception conditions upon arrival, particularly from a gendered perspective. The Securitization of Migration and Refugee Women fills this gap and explores the journey made by refugee women who have travelled from Somalia to the EU to seek asylum. This book reveals the humanised impact of the securitization of migration, the dominant policy response to irregular migration pursued by governments across the Globe. The Southern EU Member State of Malta finds itself on the frontline of policing and securing Europe’s southern external borders against transnational migrants and preventing migrants’ on-migration to other Member States within the EU. The securitization of migration has been responsible for restricting access to asylum, diluting rights and entitlements to refugee protection, and punishing those who arrive in the EU without valid passports –a visibly racialised and gendered population. The stories of the refugee women interviewed for this research detail the ways in which refugee protection is being eroded, selectively applied and in some cases specifically designed to exclude. In contrast to the majority of migration literature, which has largely focused on the male experience, this book focuses on the experiences of refugee women and aims to contribute to the volume of work dedicated to analysing borders from the perspective of those who cross them. This research strengthens existing criminological literature and has the potential to offer insights to policy makers around the world. It will be of interest to academics and students interested in International Crime and Justice, Securitisation, Refugee Law and Border Control, as well as the general reader.

Immigration and refugee law in Australia

  • Filename: immigration-and-refugee-law-in-australia.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105061974296
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Mary Crock
  • Publisher:



Text providing an account of the laws and policies governing immigration and refugee law in Australia. Examines the sources of immigration and refugee law and looks at the relationship between immigration and Australia's perceived social and economic needs. Discusses topics such as the visa system, the legal status of the refugee in Australia, nature of immigration control, the role of tribunals in reviewing the merits of migration decisions and role of the courts in judicial review of both Departmental and tribunal rulings. Includes a table of cases, a table of statutes, a bibliography and an index. The author is a lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of Sydney.

Climate Change Forced Migration and International Law

  • Filename: climate-change-forced-migration-and-international-law.
  • ISBN: 0199587086
  • Release Date: 2012-02-23
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Jane McAdam
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



This is a key study into whether 'climate change refugees' are protected by international law. It examines the reasons why people do or do not move; how far climate change is a trigger for movement; and whether traditional international responses, such as creating new treaties and new institutions, are appropriate solutions in this context.

Research Handbook on International Law and Migration

  • Filename: research-handbook-on-international-law-and-migration.
  • ISBN: 1782549153
  • Release Date: 2015-08-28
  • Number of pages: 712
  • Author: Vincent Chetail
  • Publisher:



Migration is a complex and multifaceted issue, and the current legal framework suffers from considerable ambiguity and lack of cohesive focus. This Handbook offers a comprehensive take on the intersection of law and migration studies and provides strategies for better understanding the potential of international legal norms in regulating migration. Authoritative analyses by the most renowned and knowledgeable experts in the field focus on important migration issues and challenge the current normative framework with new ways of thinking about the topic.

Future Seekers II

  • Filename: future-seekers-ii.
  • ISBN: 1862876029
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Mary Crock
  • Publisher: Federation Press



This book explores Australia's ambivalent legal and political response to "irregular" migration, including the unplanned arrival of people variously known as asylum seekers, "boat people", "illegals", "queue jumpers" and "economic migrants". Part 1 outlines how many people arrive, who they are, where they come from, and why they come. It also compares Australia's experience of irregular migration to that of other countries, in light of the vast global movements of people and increasingly exploitative practices such as people smuggling and people trafficking.The core of the book addresses the complex system of refugee law and policy in Australia. It explains the legal definition of who is a "refugee" and the administrative and judicial procedures for applying this definition to determine refugee status. It traces the changes to law and policy since 2001 following the infamous Tampa affair, the introduction of the "Pacific Strategy", and the extension to West Papuans in 2006 of the policy of interdicting, deflecting, and processing asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Christmas Island.The final part of this book examines equally controversial laws and policies requiring the mandatory detention of unlawful non-citizens, including the key High Court decisions which confirmed the parliament's power to detain a person indefinitely - and in breach of international human rights law. The living conditions in the detention centres and how Australia's laws compare with other countries are also discussed.Future Seekers II builds on a shorter book by two of the authors in 2002. This book responds to the many changes to refugee and migration law between 2002 and 2006 and its deeper coverage of the issues reflects the growing sophistication of public understanding of - and concern about - refugee issues in Australia.

Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law

  • Filename: exploring-the-boundaries-of-refugee-law.
  • ISBN: 9789004265585
  • Release Date: 2015-04-13
  • Number of pages: 356
  • Author: Jean-Pierre Gauci
  • Publisher: Hotei Publishing



This edited volume focuses on current challenges in refugee law and global displacement. It is based on cutting-edge research on a series of legal and quasi-legal issues, in the field of forced migration at the national, regional, and international level.

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