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The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa
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The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa

Marina Sharpe


This book analyses the legal framework for refugee protection in Africa, including both refugee and human rights law as well as treaty and institutional elements. The regime is addressed in two parts. Part I analyses the relevant treaties: the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, and the 1981 African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The latter two regional instruments are examined in depth. This includes the first fulsome account of the African Refugee Convention’ ... More

Keywords: 1969 OAU Convention, Africa, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African refugee law, African Union, international human rights law, international refugee law, Organization of African Unity, refugee, refugee protection in Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826224
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Sharpe, author
Banting Research Fellow, McGill University