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Protection of Palestinian Refugees in State Signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention:

This page is designed to act as a resource for lawyers of Palestinian refugees and to support their advocacy work. The page is divided into 3 sections:

It provides a copy of BADIL's 2005 Handbook on Protection of Palestinian Refugees divided by chapter. The Handbook gives an oversight of the circumstances and legal history leading to the “protection gaps” that have emerged in national practice in relation to Palestinian refugees and a survey of protection available at a national level in state signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention.

The other sections provide case law collected between 2005-2010 which, for ease of usage, is divided by country and a full copy of the 2005-2010 Handbook Update with its legal analysis and conclusions.

Survey of Protection Available on the National Level

Survey of Protection Available on the National Level

This section presents a set of “Country Profiles” describing protection currently available for Palestinian refugees worldwide under domestic law and jurisprudence of state signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention and/or the Statelessness Conventions. These Country Profiles were compiled drawing from information gathered in a survey of thirty-one non-Arab countries signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention. Included is information from BADIL's 2005 Handbook, the 2005-2010 update and relevant cases collected between 2005-2010.

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2005 Handbook

2005 Handbook

The 2005 Handbook provides a history of the circumstances giving rise to the Palestinian exodus, and of the international institutional mechanisms set up to provide protection and assistance. It explains the “protection gaps” that have emerged in national practice, and makes practical, rule-based suggestions for bridging those gaps. It will be an essential reading and resource for everyone engaged in the Palestinian refugee issue.

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August 2005
© BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights 2005

 

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2005-2010 Handbook

2005-2010 Handbook

Update on Protection of Palestinian Refugees in States Signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention

This project seeks to document developments of jurisprudence regarding Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 Refugee Convention) in the five year period between 2005 and 2010 and to make relevant materials available on BADIL’s website.

The research covers 17 of the 23 non-Arab countries (all signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention and/or the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons) that were included in the Handbook: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

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August 2011
© BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights 2011

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