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Author Gammeltoft-Hansen, Thomas.

Title Access to asylum : international refugee law and the globalisation of migration control / Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xix, 284 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-269) and index.
Summary "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 operate border crossings. In this volume Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen examines the impact of these new practices on 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 are discussed. The arguments are further linked to wider debates in the fields of human rights, general international law and political science"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Asylum, Right of.
Political refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Law and Globalization.
ISBN 9781107003477 (hbk.)
1107003474 (hbk.)