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Introduction - Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law

Larking, Emma

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Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining unauthorised immigrants, and policing migration. Meanwhile, public debate over the West’s obligations to unauthorised immigrants is passionate, vitriolic, and divisive. Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights combines philosophical, historical, and legal analysis to clarify the key...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-12
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/111874

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