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Terrorism and international refugee law

Gilbert, G (2014) 'Terrorism and international refugee law.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism. UNSPECIFIED, 470 - 485. ISBN 9780857938800

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Abstract

The United Nations Security Council publicly linked international terrorism to refugees in UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) in the wake of the attacks of 11 September 2001. Yet not a single refugee was involved in any of those attacks. As the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stated soon after 9/11: Equating asylum with a safe haven for terrorists is not only legally wrong and thus far unsupported by the facts, but it serves to vilify refugees in the public mind and promotes the singling out of persons of particular races or religions for discrimination and hate-based harassment. International refugee law relates to terrorist activities in a number of ways. This chapter will first consider how far the threat of terrorism can form the context for persecution for the purpose of obtaining refugee status. It secondly explores how involvement in terrorism should be addressed in the law on exclusion from refugee status.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2014 14:55
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11694

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