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European Court of Human Rights

Published: 11 Oct 2016

How to use the European Court of Human Rights in Refugee and Asylum cases or Related Violations Making an individual application alleging a violation of human rights Requesting interim measures to be taken to prevent irreparable harm. 1. Making an individual application alleging a violation of human rights The European Court of Human Rights enforces…

Court of Justice of the European Union

Published: 11 Oct 2016

How to use the Court of Justice of the European Union in Refugee and Asylum cases or Related Violations Making a preliminary reference to the Court Under Article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union(TFEU), the reference for a preliminary ruling is a question asked by a national court to the…

Africa

Published: 11 Oct 2016

How to use the African Human Rights System in Refugee/Asylum cases or Related Violations Filing a Communication Provisional Measures Taking a case to the Court States and their institutions can fail to provide adequate help for refugees and asylum seekers. When a decision reached by a State is considered to be in breach of regional…

The Americas

Published: 11 Oct 2016

How to use the Inter-American Human Rights System in Refugee and Asylum cases or Related Violations Filing a petition alleging a violation of human rights Requesting precautionary measures be taken to prevent irreparable harm. States and their institutions can fail to provide adequate help for refugees and asylum seekers. When a decision reached by a…

Refugee Protection in the Asia Pacific Region

Published: 11 Oct 2016

Biography Dr Savitri Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Law School at La Trobe University in Australia. She is willing to discuss specific issues related to the contents of this page with individuals. Email: ┬áS.Taylor@latrobe.edu.au Twitter: @SavitriTaylor Table: Treaty parties at 1 April 2016 (NB reservations and declarations not noted) Country or territory Refugee…

African Union Refugee Definition

Published: 11 Oct 2016

Biography Marina Sharpe is a DPhil candidate and Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is about refugee protection in Africa. She was called to the bar of England & Wales in 2010 and to the New York bar in 2006, and spent almost three years in private practice at Cravath, Swaine &…

Cartegena Declaration on Refugees

Published: 11 Oct 2016

The Cartagena Declaration on Refugees, Colloquium on the International Protection of Refugees in Central America, Mexico and Panama is a non-binding agreement which was adopted by the Colloquium on the International Protection of Refugees in Central America, Mexico and Panama, held at Cartagena, Colombia from 19-22 November 1984. The Cartagena Declaration bases its principles on…

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol

Published: 11 Oct 2016

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol are the most comprehensive and widely ratified international codification of refugee rights, provides a definition of “refugee” and spells out the legal status of refugees, including their rights and obligations. ┬áStates that have acceded to the 1951 Convention are obliged to protect…