The Status of Refugees in Asia


This volume surveys some issues of law and policy affecting refugees in the Asian region. The movement and presence of refugees in different parts of the region is surveyed, and the general legal position evaluated--from multilateral treaties to regional and national initiatives. The author surveys a selection of country profiles to illustrate the national implementation of law and policy, and to highlight performance of three Asian countries which have acceded to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Committee assessed: China, Japan, and the Philippines. Attention is given to the five other countries which have not acceded to these instruments--Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand--and current critical refugee problem areas such as Afghanistan and Sri Lanka examined. The book concludes by examining current difficulties with state practice in the region and presents possible solutions and new directions for the future.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1992


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