Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa

publication by a member of the Interest Group
by Cristiano d’Orsi

It is not often acknowledged that the great majority of African refugee movement happens within Africa rather than from Africa to the West. A new book by Cristiano d’Orsi examines the specific characteristics and challenges of the refugee situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering a new and critical vision on the situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in the African continent. d’Orsi considers the international, regional and domestic legal and institutional frameworks linked to refugee protection in Sub-Saharan Africa, and explores the contributions African refugee protection has brought to the cause on a global scale.

Key issues covered in the book include the theory and the practice of non-refoulement, an analysis of the phenomenon of mass-influx, the concept of burden-sharing, and the role of freedom fighters. The book goes on to examine the expulsions of refugees and the historical role played by UNHCR in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More information can be found here

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