Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law (Oxford Monographs in International Law) (Hardcover)

By Jane McAdam

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199203062, 283pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2007

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of complementary protection, from its historical development through to its contemporary application. By examining the human rights foundations of the Convention, the architecture of Convention rights, regional examples of complementary protection, and principles of non-discrimination, the book argues that the Convention acts as a type of lex specialis for persons in need of international protection, providing a specialized blueprint for legal status, irrespective of the legal source of the protection obligation.

About the Author

Dr Jane McAdam is a lecturer in law at the University of Sydney. Prior to assuming that appointment in 2005, she held a law lectureship at Lincoln College, University of Oxford, where she undertook her doctorate on complementary protection in international refugee law. Dr McAdam is the co-author with Dr Guy S Goodwin-Gill of the forthcoming third edition of The Refugee in International Law (OUP Oxford 2006), and has published widely in the areas of international human rights law, refugee law and history. She has worked on a variety of projects with UNHCR, the European Union, the Czech-Helsinki Committee, Amnesty International, the Refugee Council of Australia and the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. She is the former General Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Sydney Law Review. She is also a member of the Management Committee of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Sydney.