Event Title

An International Convention on Refugee Resettlement

Presenter Information

Miah GibsonFollow

Session

Law

Description

Forced migration has been the subject of intense debate in the past 50 years, and has spawned a wealth of literature as a result. Yet few commentators have considered the value or viability of an international agreement on refugee resettlement that would include mandatory resettlement quotas. This paper seeks to fill that gap, putting forward a bold proposal for an International Convention on Refugee Resettlement. Such a Convention would, I argue, help address some of the current limitations of resettlement: namely, the wide gulf between resettlement need and available places, the use of resettlement to justify restrictive asylum laws, the disruptive influence of foreign policy on resettlement and the use of discriminatory criteria to exclude vulnerable refugees from resettlement.

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.256

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An International Convention on Refugee Resettlement

Pristina, Kosovo

Forced migration has been the subject of intense debate in the past 50 years, and has spawned a wealth of literature as a result. Yet few commentators have considered the value or viability of an international agreement on refugee resettlement that would include mandatory resettlement quotas. This paper seeks to fill that gap, putting forward a bold proposal for an International Convention on Refugee Resettlement. Such a Convention would, I argue, help address some of the current limitations of resettlement: namely, the wide gulf between resettlement need and available places, the use of resettlement to justify restrictive asylum laws, the disruptive influence of foreign policy on resettlement and the use of discriminatory criteria to exclude vulnerable refugees from resettlement.