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II.1 Universal Principles and Concepts of Refugee Protection

Main Debates
How broadly should the legal definition of ‘refugee’ be drawn?
How long is a state legally obliged to protect refugees?
To what extent is a state obliged to develop durable solutions as opposed to temporary protection?
When must human rights protection trump migration control?
What are the implications of extraterritorial policies that threaten refugee protection?

Main Points
International refugee protection as a surrogate to national protection, resulting from the failure of the state to protect human rights
Standards of protection and refugee rights
Increasing importance of core international human rights instruments for refugee protection


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