UNHCR and the Libyan Uprising Dissertation or Thesis

UNHCR and the Libyan Uprising
Examines if international asylum policy and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) intervention effectively determines domestic refugee protocols as in the case of the Libyan uprising including Malta.
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This paper analyzes the history of UN and EU refugee policies and how they have been applied intranationally to explicate the nature of the relationship between international and domestic asylum protocols. The paper extensively reviews the legal background and the current state of asylum affairs in the cases of Libya and Malta, especially the efficacy for normative asylum-seekers. This paper argues that the fundamental conflict between domestic and global interests underlies disparate national manifestations of international asylum policies as exemplified by the neglect of refugees in Libya and the detention of asylum-seekers.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Case Study: Libya
Case Study: Malta

From the Paper:

"The Amsterdam Treaty asserts the states' obligations to process refugee applications and established a framework for harmonizing asylum protocols, such as defining minimum standards on the reception of asylum-seekers (Article 63(1)b) and granting or withdrawing refugee status (63(1)d), as well as 'promoting a balance of effort between Member States in receiving and bearing the consequences of receiving refugees and displaced persons' (63(2)b). Furthermore, the treaty includes a landmark statute safeguarding the rights of double refugees and other vulnerable groups, designating 'minimum standards for giving temporary protection to displaced persons from third countries who cannot return to their country of origin [and] persons who otherwise need international protection' (63(2)a).
"This valuable albeit elusive status determination --hereafter called subsidiary protection --has emerged in UNHCR initiatives and is endowed upon those who are stateless (and thus do not fall under the Geneva Convention) but 'who nevertheless fall within UNHCR's mandate' for humanitarian protection. Referred to as non-Convention refugees, save for the activities of UNHCR these displaced populations are at the mercy of whichever state they find themselves within, as there is no international consensus on eligibility requirements for subsidiary status or the legal protections guaranteed therein. Indeed, temporary protection is far from equivalent to that afforded to legally-recognized refugees."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amnesty International (AI). (2010) Libya: Country must allow UN refugee agency back in. London: Amnesty International, 09 June 2010. Web. <http://amnesty.org.uk/>
  • AI. (2011) Europe, now it is your turn to act: Refugees forced out of Libya urgently need resettlement. London: Amnesty International, September 2011. Web.
  • AI. (2012) Libya: Foreign nationals face abuse and exploitation. London: Amnesty International, 13 November 2012. Web.
  • British Broadcasting Company (BBC). (2011) 'Libya conflict: Europe failing Libya's refugees'. London: BBC, 19 September 2011. Web. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/>
  • Crisp, J., Morris, T., & Refstie, H. (2012) 'Displacement in urban areas: New challenges, new partnerships'. Disasters 36: S23-S42.

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APA Format

UNHCR and the Libyan Uprising (2013, January 29) Retrieved June 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/dissertation-or-thesis/unhcr-and-the-libyan-uprising-152338/

MLA Format

"UNHCR and the Libyan Uprising" 29 January 2013. Web. 10 June. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/dissertation-or-thesis/unhcr-and-the-libyan-uprising-152338/>