IRRC No. 895/896

Book review: Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law

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David James Cantor and Jean-François Durieux's edited volume Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law explores the legal dimensions of the significant protection gap for those fleeing violent conflict. The authors of the eighteen chapters each assess different scenarios, and aspects of the existing international protection regime, in a bid to clarify and potentially expand the boundaries of legal protection currently available for war refugees. The analysis is underpinned by the omission of any explicit protection for those fleeing conflict in the 1951 Refugee Convention1 and looks to international humanitarian law (IHL) for a potential solution.

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