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Refugee law in the UK: a practical guide


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What is the legal definition of a refugee? What level of danger or suffering is necessary before a person qualifies as a refugee? Can victims of non state violence, for example victims of ISIL, qualify for refugee status? Do refugees need to claim asylum in the first safe country through which they pass? How do decision makers judge whether an asylum seeker is telling the truth? Can war criminals qualify for refugee status? Find out with this ebook.

The 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees is said to be the legal instrument that has saved the most lives in human history. It is a hugely important convention and understanding its terms and how it operates in practice in the refugee status determination process is, inevitably, critically important for any lawyer practicing in refugee and asylum law.

Refugee law in the UK is an accessible and practical guide to the meaning of the refugee definition. It is full of hints and tips, links to sources and further information, case law quotations, useful material on how the refugee definition operates in practice in the UK, common arguments, scenarios and examples. The last part of the ebook examines the cessation, exclusion and refoulement clauses of the convention.

The contents page and first few pages are available to download by clicking the cover image to the right.

The ebook will be useful to practitioners and students of refugee law.


Yambem BIREN, Chief Minister of De jure Government exiled in London

I am from Manipur. Manipur is a sovereign country neighbouring Myanmar. Manipur got independence from the British on 14 August 1947. India illegally annexed Manipur by passing an illegal order by the Indian Government on 22 January 1950 while British laws including the Indian Independence Act 1947, India (Provisional Constitution) Order 1947 and India (Consequential Provision) Act 1949 are operating in India until India become a republic State by enforcing the Republic Constitution of India on 26 January 1850. We announced the declaration of Manipur independence from India - Union of India on 29 October 2019 in London. Refugee Law in the UK - eBook very helpful in seeking my asylum in the United Kingdom. Thanks.
By Yambem BIREN

right of return

I am stateless Palestinian twice refugee . I strongly believe that right of return to Palestine is the only solution to end refuge and statelessness form more than 7 million Palestinian stateless refugees around the world
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Refugee Law in the UK - Ebook

The Ebook is a great tool for every practitioner. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Refugee law in the UK ebook

It is a must have for every immigration practitioner. Definitely, it will come in very handy anytime I am preparing skeleton argument as it brings all the arguments in one place. Many thanks for this invaluable material.
By Felix Oweka

Fantastic resource

I purchased this Ebook a few months back and it was very helpful. I already had a good understanding of the subject area but the Ebook added to my knowledge, and assisted in my preparation for a tribunal. The Ebook is set out well, thoroughly researched and superbly written. The author has carried out a fantastic job and provided a tool which all practitioners should avail of. I would (and have) recommend(ed) this Ebook to fellow practitioners. Fantastic.
By Philip Mc Nally