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About the Journal

The International Journal of Refugee Law has fulfilled its promise, as predicted by the Times Higher Education Supplement, in becoming one of the key source materials in the field of refugee protection.

The journal aims to stimulate research and thinking on the protection of refugees and other displaced persons in international law, taking account of the broadest range of State and international organization practice. In addition, it serves as an essential tool for all engaged in the protection of refugees and other displaced persons and finding solutions to their problems. It provides key information and commentary on today's critical issues, including the causes of refugee and related movements, internal displacement, the particular situation of women and refugee children, the human rights and humanitarian dimensions of displacement and the displaced, restrictive policies, asylum and determination procedures, populations at risk, the conditions in different countries, and the functions and accountability of international organizations. It is of immeasurable value to anyone involved in refugee and IDP work, whether lawyers, academics, students, researchers, NGO workers, or officials in government, and international organizations.

In addition to publishing original articles of the highest academic excellence, the journal also features regular sections containing selected documents, case law, book reviews and annotated bibliographies of reports and other publications. The journal is happy to receive submissions via Manuscript Central in either English or French

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