The Asian Rejection?: International Refugee Law in Asia*

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Sara E. Davies

URL
http://ift.tt/2oqYGrj

Volume
52

Issue
4

Pages
562-575

Publication
Australian Journal of Politics & History

ISSN
1467-8497

Date
December 1, 2006

DOI
10.1111/j.1467-8497.2006.00433a.x

Accessed
2017-03-31 22:04:51

Library Catalog
Wiley Online Library

Language
en

Abstract
The majority of Asian states have not signed onto the major international refugee law instruments which promote refugee recognition and protection. Yet, second to Africa, the Asian region has had the highest number of refugees since the Second World War. Three explanations are usually offered to explain this puzzle —“good neighbourliness”, “economic costs” and “social disruption”. In this article I argue that each is flawed in important ways and then develop an alternative by explaining how limited Asian involvement in the drafting of international refugee law has led Asian states to reject Eurocentric refugee recognition practices.

Short Title
The Asian Rejection?

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