Issue 02 – Contemporary Challenges for International Refugee Law

Dr. Nafees Ahmad
July 2015

National governments across the globe have given the cold shoulder to refugees in their itinerary of international obligations and duties as enunciated in the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) along with the vast pool of human rights instruments. Today, refugees have been grappling with scorn, suspicion and skepticism of national governments in their quest for durable solutions to human displacement and migration. This paper attempts to understand the contours of national, regional and international responses by the governments to refugee crises, to identify the contemporary challenges for IRL and to present a cornucopia of recommendations for national governments.

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