Title

Refugee Law

Date

5-29-2014 11:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Northwester Foyer

Department

Political Science

Session Chair

Mary Pettenger

Session Title

Political Science Research Papers

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Pettenger

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

International refugee law was established as a political and humanitarian response to the massive numbers of persons displaced after World War I and II, and law around this issue was initially intended to respond only to this group. As the 20th century progressed, emerging refugee crises resulted in acknowledgement of a permanent need for sanctions regarding the definition and treatment of refugees. Although these conventions are non-binding, perception of treatment of refugees as a human rights issue pressures states to obey established norms around this continually evolving issue.

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May 29th, 11:30 AM May 29th, 1:30 PM

Refugee Law

Werner University Center (WUC) Northwester Foyer

International refugee law was established as a political and humanitarian response to the massive numbers of persons displaced after World War I and II, and law around this issue was initially intended to respond only to this group. As the 20th century progressed, emerging refugee crises resulted in acknowledgement of a permanent need for sanctions regarding the definition and treatment of refugees. Although these conventions are non-binding, perception of treatment of refugees as a human rights issue pressures states to obey established norms around this continually evolving issue.