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International Refugee Law IRL , International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law are considered complementary bodies of law, which possess a common objective: the protection of lives, freedoms and dignity of human beings. IRL, in turn, arose during the twentieth century and aims to develop and implement mechanisms for the protection of forcibly displaced persons owing to well-founded fear of persecution.
At a time of a global and regional refugee crisis, you might think the last thing we should do is question the UN Refugee Convention. If you add to that the 38 million internally displaced people that means there are But there are key problems with the Convention and it may be that now is precisely the time to raise them. The three main challenges are the scope of the definition, what protection it offers, and its status in international law.
States have been granting protection to individuals and groups fleeing persecution for centuries; however, the modern refugee regime is largely the product of the second half of the twentieth century. Like international human rights law, modern refugee law has its origins in the aftermath of World War II as well as the refugee crises of the interwar years that preceded it. Article 14 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights UDHR , which was adopted in , guarantees the right to seek and enjoy asylum in other countries. The controlling international convention on refugee law is the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees Convention and its Optional Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees Optional Protocol. The Convention establishes the definition of a refugee as well as the principle of non-refoulement and the rights afforded to those granted refugee status. Although the Convention definition remains the dominant definition, regional human rights treaties have since modified the definition of a refugee in response to displacement crises not covered by the Convention.
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