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Web Links for Rights of Refugees

There are 20 sites catalogued in the category.
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Name: "Ensuring the Reproductive Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: Legal and Policy Issues"
Description: by Françoise Girard and Wilhelmina Waldman
Name: "Safeguarding the Rights of Refugees Under the Exclusion Clauses"
Description: Summary findings of a Project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. Since 1978 the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights has worked to promote international human rights and to protect the rights of refugees in the United States and abroad. The Lawyers Committee grounds its work on refugee protection in the international standards of the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol as well as other international human rights instruments.
Name: "The Role of Law in a Palestinian-Israeli Accommodation" by John Quigley
Description: Exceptional article on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and international law. This article pays particular attention to the growing problems with refugees and the possible grounds in international law through which this problem may be addressed. Also found within the article is a brief documentation of UN's response to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Name: Amnesty International Report
Description: Report from Amnesty International on the effects of refugee displacement. Report details conditions experienced by refugees in regards to health, way of life, and employment. This report calls upon Israel to end its refugee policy and to recognize the refugee right to return.
Name: European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Description: Press Statement: "Basic rights of refugees defended at European Conference in Vienna"
Name: Human Rights Education Associates
Description: This site is set up as a tutorial, which deals with the rights of refugees and displaced persons. Completing the tutorial will take about one hour. The tutorial covers the history of international protection of refugees and displaced person, the role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the main international protection mechanism for refugees: the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the European Convention on Human Rights and how it protects refugees and asylum-seekers, procedures for determining refugee status, and international assistance to internally displaced persons.
Name: Human Rights Watch - On Refugees
Description: "The Human Rights of Refugees and Migrants: A Critique of the Draft General Conclusions of the European Conference Against Racism." This report articulates a belief that in order for the General Conclusions of the European Conference against Racism to provide a framework for effective action to eradicate racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, due consideration must be paid to the specific root causes of racism and xenophobia in Europe. The report also addresses concerns that the General Conclusions fail to make essential connections between government policies and practices that adversely affect migrants and refugees thus contributing to negative and racist stereotyping of these groups and consequent racist violence against them.
Name: January 5, 2001: "Palestinian refugees and the 'right of return'"
Description: Article addresses Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 and the subsequent invasions led by several Arab countries that forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes. Also includes a brief description of the Palestinian Right of Return Coalition and its findings in regards to the displacement statistics of Palestinian Refugees.
Name: Lawyers Committee on Human Rights
Description: This site addresses social and economic rights of refuges, primarily in Africa. Along with information on African refugee status and conditions, this site also offers advocacy and support information.
Name: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Description: Convention relating to the Status of Refugees Adopted on 28 July 1951 by the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons convened under General Assembly resolution 429 (V) of 14 December 1950.
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