20 October 2011

Promoting Refugee Protection

This blog post on IntLawGrrls provides one example of how UNHCR uses its "soft law power" to promote refugee protection. The focus is on the state pledging process that will take place during the Ministerial-level meeting scheduled for early December.

Here are a few other recent reports I have come across that examine various mechanisms used by the refugee agency to influence state practice.

The Making of UNHCR's Guidance and its Implementation in the National Jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden (Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, 2010) [text]

"The Persuasiveness of UNHCR's Eligibility Guidelines," The Researcher, vol. 6, no. 2 (July 2011) [full-text]

UNHCR's Role in Supervising International Protection Standards in the Context of its Mandate, Keynote Address at the International Conference on Forced Displacement, Protection Standards, Supervision of the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol and Other International Instruments, Toronto, 17-20 May 2010 (UNHCR, 2010) [text]

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