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The Normative Framework for Children Right's in Refugee Situations

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Kaime, Thokozani:
The Normative Framework for Children Right's in Refugee Situations.
In: Bhuiyan, Jahid Hossain ; Islam, Rafiqul (ed.): An Introduction to International Refugee Law. - Leiden : Martinus Nihjoff Publishers , 2013 . - pp. 401-426
ISBN 978-90-04-22615-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004226166_017

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Statistics from the past two decades demonstrate that children tend to constitute the greatest proportion of refugee populations. Given their age and lack of maturity, it has always been recognized that children need spe-cial care in refugee situations. However, this notwithstanding, for a long time developments in international refugee law did not reflect the special vulnerability of children. The principal instruments in the international system for the protection of refugees are the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Both instruments have played an impor-tant role in the articulation of a robust refugee legal framework but at the same time have been very limited in their scope. Goodwin-Gill correctly observes that the first clue as to their limitation lies in the title, which only addresses the status of refugees. Consequently, issues such as the assign-ment of asylum, resettlement or indeed durable solutions for particularly vulnerable groups such as women and children were not addressed by these seminal documents. In relation to children, subsequent develop-ments in international law improved practice, particularly by UN-mandated organisations such as the UNHCR. However, it was not until the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), that funda-mental and profound changes in the protection of children generally and refugee children especially were bought into the international legal framework.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Children Right's; International Refugee Law; Convention on the Rights of the Child
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Law > Chair African Legal Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Law > Chair African Legal Studies > Chair African Legal Studies - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thokozani Kaime
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Law
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 06:55
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 06:55
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/55991