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Joseph Rikhof, The Criminal Refugee: the Treatment of Asylum Seekers with a Criminal Background in International and Domestic Law (PB)

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Published: 2012 - download a flyer for this book
hardbound ISBN 9789089791115; EUR 75; USD 99 (2012) 650 pp.
paperback ISBN 9789089791122; EUR 39; USD 49 (2012) 650 pp.

Human Rights Series, 3 (Library of Human Rights, 3)

About this book
After the Second World War human rights law became entrenched in legal discourse as witnessed by a proliferation of human rights treaties. While the right of asylum was recognized as an fundamental right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it has never been an absolute right but always restricted in various ways, the most important ones being that asylum should not be conferred on criminals and that refugees with a criminal background could be removed from the country of refuge. This book examines the extensive jurisprudence at the international and domestic level, which has attempted to balance the right of asylum for an individual versus the right of the state of refuge to restrict this right in situations of criminality.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: History
Chapter 3: Exclusion
Chapter 4: Refoulement
Chapter 5: Alternatives to Refoulement
Chapter 6: Conclusion
Appendix: Geographical Listing of Court/Tribunal Decisions regarding Nefarious Organizations
Literature and Official Documents

About the Author
Joseph Rikhof has received a BCL from the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands; a LL.B degree from McGill University in Canada; a Diploma in Air and Space Law, also from McGill University and a PhD from the Irish Center for Human Rights. He teaches the course International Criminal Law at the University of Ottawa. He is Senior Counsel, Manager of the Law with the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice, Canada. He was a visiting professional with the International Criminal Court in 2005 while also serving as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to the Modern War Crimes Section of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration between 1998 and 2002. His area of expertise lies with the law related to organized crime, terrorism, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, especially in the context of immigration and refugee law. He has written over 30 articles as well his PhD thesis exploring these research interests and has lectured on the same topics in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 July, 2012.
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Edited by William A. SchabasMiddlesex University, Department of Law, London, UK; Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway

Editorial Board
Joshua Castellino, Middlesex University, London, UK

Shane Darcy , Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland, Galway
Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Vinodh Jaichand, University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Noam Lubell, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

ISSN: 1877-704X 

Human rights has become a broad field of study and research, engaging disciplines such as law, international relations, political science, history and philosophy, but also somewhat less obvious areas as geography, statistics and literature. The Human Rights Series aims to reflect this diversity and richness in academic human rights work, providing a peer reviewed collection of titles that are both multidisciplinary in an individual sense but also multidisciplinary in a collective sense. Although it is expected that human rights law, and especially international human rights law, together with its two principal cognates, international humanitarian law and international criminal law, will sit at the core of the publication program, works in a diverse range of disciplines will be greatly encouraged.

Authors/Editors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to the series editor or to the publisher Hendrik van Leusen.

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