International Journal of Refugee Law


The International Journal of Refugee Law aims to stimulate research and thinking on refugee law and its development, taking account of the broadest range of State and international organisation practice. In addition, it serves as an essential tool for all engaged in the protection of refugees and finding solutions to their problems. It regularly provides key information and commentary on critical issues, including the causes of refugee and related movements, internal displacement, the particular situation of women and refugee children, the human rights dimension, restrictive policies, asylum and determination procedures, populations at risk and the conditions in different countries. It is of value to anyone involved in refugee work, whether lawyers, teachers, students, researchers, NGO workers, or officials in immigration, government and international organisations.

Online ISSN: 1464-3715
Print ISSN: 0953-8186

Volume 31, Issue 2-3, 1 OCTOBER 2019

Citation: Int J Refugee Law (2019) 31 (2–3): 179



Reconsidering African Refugee Law
The Supervision (or Not) of the 1969 OAU Refugee Convention
Who Is a Refugee in Africa? A Principled Framework for Interpreting and Applying Africa's Expanded Refugee Definition
Mauritian Courts and the Protection of the Rights of Asylum Seekers in the Absence of Dedicated Legislation
The Role of African Courts in Promoting Refugee Rights
In Lieu of a Travaux Préparatoires: A Commentary on the Kampala Convention for IDPs
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Statement by Volker Türk
Addressing Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Adverse Effects of Climate Change: Elements and Opportunities in the Global Compact on Refugees
Case Law Summaries

Book Reviews: The Internal Protection Alternative in Refugee Law: Treaty Basis and Scope of Application under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol
Book Reviews: The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa
Book Reviews: The National versus the Foreigner in South America: 200 Years of Migration and Citizenship Law


Professor Colin Harvey , Queen's University, Belfast Case notes editor
Professor Geoff Gilbert , University of Essex, UK Editor-in-chief
Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill , Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, UK Founding editor
Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz , Universtiy of Wales Aberystwyth Book reviews editor