This book collects Professor Atle Grahl-Madsen’s essays on refugee law and policy in a single volume, including commentary on the principles of refugee law and on important refugee crisis situations. Arranged in chronological order, the compilation of work contains all the author’s scholarly English language articles dedicated to the needs and rights of refugees and asylum seekers. The republication of these articles makes an important part of Atle Grahl-Madsen’s written work more easily accessible than before. The objective of the book is to provide a new perspective on Grahl-Madsen’s approach, his ideas and the results of his research and thinking. As the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mrs Sadako Ogata, has stated in the foreword: `The timelessness of Professor Grahl-Madsen’s writings stems from his conscientious and comprehensive research and his clarity of thought as an analyst His dedication and precision should serve as both an inspiration and aspiration to all who work to defend the rights of the displaced.’ The collection shows the extent and quality of Atle Grahl-Madsen’s legacy in the field of refugee law and human rights, and demonstrates the diversity of the subject of international refugee law and its relevance to the world in which we live.