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The principle of non-refoulement under international law: Its inception and evolution in a nutshell

Molnár, Tamás (2016) The principle of non-refoulement under international law: Its inception and evolution in a nutshell. Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, 1 (1). pp. 51-61.

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Abstract

The article first gives an overview of the formation and the evolution of the principle of non-refoulement under international law. The different meanings of the concept in the asylum and human rights contexts are then discussed and compared, with due regard to the convergences that arose in the course of legal developments. In doing so, this short piece also draws attention to certain controversial issues and blurred lines, which have surfaced through the practical application of the prohibition of refoulement. Identifying the contours of the concept and clarifying its content and its effects may help in appreciating the implications that stem, in the current extraordinary times of migratory movements, from the fundamental humanitarian legal principles of which the imperative of non-refoulement forms part.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:non-refoulement, asylum, refugee law, human rights, judicial practice
Subjects:Law
International relations
ID Code:2402
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:18 Jul 2016 15:16
Last Modified:18 Jul 2016 15:16

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