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The International Journal of Refugee Law is the leading peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of international law relating to forced migration …

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The International Journal of Refugee Law has published many supplements and special issues over the years, which we’ve listed together on one page for quick access.

New Special Issue

The latest IJRL special issue pays tribute to the founding editor, Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, with a collection of 10 articles, each drawing on a different aspect of his work in international refugee law. The issue will be free to read until 31 December 2017

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In recognition of 25 years

The founding editor, Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, and the journal's immediate past editor Professor Geoff Gilbert, worked together to nominate 10 papers from the archive for a free Editors' Choice Collection.

If you're not sure where to start, open Guy S. Goodwin-Gill's editorial, The Dynamic of International Refugee Law, which reflects on the first 25 years of the International Journal of Refugee Law.

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IJRL on the OUPblog

Fences, fortresses, and fortifications: What (not) to do about contemporary refugee flows?

Andreas Schloenhardt discusses the measures and policies being adopted around the world to stop migrants from entering their borders, and why we need more meaningful mechanisms.

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Why hasn’t the rise of new media transformed refugee status determination?

Read this contribution from Rosemary Byrne on the under-realization of emergent technologies on refugee status determination.

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Is asylum a principle of the liberal democratic state?

“International law is not only about written rules, but also about unwritten principles.”

Read María-Teresa Gil-Bazo’s contribution to the OUPblog here.

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Why Edward Snowden never had a right to asylum

Extradition and deportation are two different processes, and the media often fail to make the distinction. Geoff Gilbert looks at the case of Edward Snowden in particular in this contribution.

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