Strategies for a Resistant World: Human Rights Initiatives and the Need for Alternatives to Refugee Interdiction

Martin, David A.
July 1993
Cornell International Law Journal;Symposium93, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p753
Academic Journal
The article offers a brief review of the development of modern international refugee law and policy. The author contemplates that the modern refugee law has fallen due to some factors including resistance to asylum, suspicion of their motives, and anxiety about the consequences. He expresses that interdiction and intervention are apparent policy choices. It discusses some alternatives to refugee interdiction including human intervention and other human rights initiatives. Some refugee related incidents are mentioned to support the discussion.


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