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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs: A frank, up-to-date guide by experts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McAdam, Jane
By Chong, Fiona

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Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law, but public discourse in Australia about refugees is dominated by scare-mongering and political point-scoring. Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong provide a wholly updated account of Australian refugee law and policy.

ISBN 9781742236520
Published 1 July 2019 by NewSouth Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781742236520
ISBN-10 1742236529
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Imprint NewSouth Publishing
Publication Date 1 July 2019
International Publication Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McAdam, Jane
By Chong, Fiona
Category Refugees & Political Asylum
Immigration Law
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Emigration and immigration - Government policy, Human rights - Australia, Australia - Emigration and immigration - Government policy, Refugees - Government policy - Australia, Refugees - Legal status, laws, etc - Australia
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 362.8756
Catalogue Code 995093

Description of this Book

Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law, but public discourse in Australia about refugees is dominated by scare-mongering and political point-scoring. The government seeks to `stop the boats' whatever the cost, be it human, economic, moral or legal. In this new book, Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong find that Australia's policies towards refugees have hardened since their previous bestselling book was published five years ago. Now, Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs provides a wholly updated account of Australian refugee law and policy. Clearly and carefully, they explain who a refugee is, what rights refugees have under international law, and whether Australia's policies on offshore processing, detention, boat turnbacks and so on violate Australia's obligations under international law. The book also outlines what a human rights-based protection framework might look like and how Australia could show greater global leadership on refugee issues, so as to expand the protection space available to refugees in the Asia-Pacific region. McAdam and Chong trace the ways in which draconian domestic laws enacted over recent years blatantly contravene international law -obligations that Australia has voluntarily signed up to. People seeking asylum, especially those held indefinitely on Manus Island and Nauru, have been broken as a result. The crucial information and depth of understanding this book offers has never been more urgent.

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Author's Bio

Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. She has served as an expert adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Fiona Chong is a lawyer and was recently a Human Rights Fellow in the Master of Laws program at Columbia University.

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