Restrictions on the Movement and Residence of Refugees

Chaloka Beyani

in Human Rights Standards and the Free Movement of People Within States

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198268215
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683459 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Restrictions on the Movement and Residence of Refugees

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From the perspective of human rights, this chapter attempts to look into the legality of restrictions enforced on the entry and residence of refugees who are trying to attain protection from places outside their country of origin. Using this approach allows us to understand how these refugees acquire a certain legal status that is determined by the host States in which they enter and move in to under international treaties and other measures that attempt to protect refugees and that there is a need for these ‘refugee specific’ standards to be synchronized with those of human rights that involve restrictions and residence of these said refugees in prisons, settlements, camps, and other such facilities.

Keywords: human rights; legality of restrictions; protection; refugees; international treaties; refugee specific standards

Chapter.  10158 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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