An Operational Approach to International Refugee Protection

Bertrand, Pierre
July 1993
Cornell International Law Journal;Symposium93, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p495
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the legal and pragmatic tools that can be considered in securing the protection of international refugees. The author recounts the issues concerning the efforts of various countries to develop refugees law and policy that will solve the plight of refugees. He identifies the current strains in refugee protection and also mentions some of the new approaches to resolve these obstacles which include the prevention of producing refugees, resolving the problems affecting asylum, and establishing regional concerted arrangements to resolve refugee problems.


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