Africa and the West
Volume 11, Numéro 14, Pages 36-50

Africa's Refugee Innovations: Pointing The Way Toward A Better Refugee System

Authors : A. Spencer Nickolas .


It has long been known that the international refugee regime is too restrictive. In fact, within the first two decades of its promulgation it was revised. Initially including only persons“owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country. Despite its reputation, Africa has a longstanding commitment to the Rights. Politics, and Governance of its people. What then can the rest of the world learn from the African example respecting refugee regimes? As it happens, a great deal.


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