Main Debate

To what extent should the Convention be interpreted according to the original intent v. evolving understandings?

Was the Convention a political tool when adopted?

Core Readings

T. Einarsen: The 1951 Convention, in A. Zimmerman (ed.), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 48-68.

T. Einarsen: The 1967 Protocol, in A. Zimmerman (ed.), The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol: A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 68 - 73.

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