Protecting the rights of refugees in South and Southeast Asia

Authored by: Julia Mayerhofer

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138855700
eBook ISBN: 9781315720180
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This chapter provides an overview of the situation of refugees in South and Southeast Asia and highlights the latest trends. It discusses the current legal framework at international, regional and national level and points out the weak protection environment for refugees. The chapter then focuses on the challenges refugees experience in accessing their rights—including access to legal status, safety and security; access to justice; access to health; sexual and gender-based violence; access to education; access to livelihoods and access to durable solutions.

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