Does International Refugee Law Still Matter?

By: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

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Keywords: international law, international refugee law, refugees

Most international lawyers like to think that their particular branch of law exerts a certain, undeniable influence on state behaviour. And while international human rights law has traditionally been derided by some as abstract and wishful legal thinking, stronger oversight and judiciary mechanisms have arguably made many states more actively concerned with their core human rights commitments.

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