The Constitutionalization of Human Rights Law

Implications for Refugees
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 25. August 2022
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  • 224 Seiten
 
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The Constitutionalization of Human Rights Law analyses how lawyers representing refugees use human rights provisions in national constitutions to close the gap between the Law and it's implementation. Focusing on five countries (Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, Uganda, the United States) the book examines how lawyers adapt creatively to social, political, and legal contexts. Many refugee-receiving states openly reject or passively ignore their obligationunder international law to protect refugees. For this reason, cause lawyers (those who use the law to empower others) have turned to constitutionalized human rights law. While many countries likely included such provisions in their constitutions without intending to fulfil their commitments, cause lawyers haveseized on them as a more enforceable means of rights protection.This book theorizes a continuum of ever-more ambitious methods through which cause lawyers use constitutionalized human rights law to benefit refugees. Lawyers use different tools as they move along this continuum, including strategic litigation, training governmental officials in the applicable law, and various forms of informal advocacy. It makes important contributions to three strands of socio-legal literature. As to the effectiveness of human rights treaties, it provides qualitativeevidence of how such treaties achieve greater significance when incorporated into national constitutions. As to refugee law, it analyses how international protections for refugees become stronger when domestic lawyers enforce them through national constitutions. And as to cause lawyering, it shows howrefugee lawyers use constitutionalized human rights law to protect their clients.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
978-0-19-263890-8 (9780192638908)
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Stephen Meili is the James H. Michael Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches international refugee law and immigration law, and supervises the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where law students represent asylum-seekers and human trafficking survivors. Meili received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, his Masters and JD from New York University, and his LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. He has also taught at Oxford University, Uppsala University in Sweden, several law schools in Medellin, Colombia, and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • The Constitutionalization of Human Rights Law
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction, Case Selection, and Organization
  • Introduction
  • Case Selection
  • Organization of the Book
  • 2. Theory
  • Introduction
  • Human Rights Treaty Effectiveness
  • Refugee Law
  • Cause Lawyering
  • 3. South Africa
  • Introduction
  • Historical, Social, Political, and Legal Contexts
  • History: Immigration through the Lens of Apartheid
  • The Social and Political Context: Rising Xenophobia
  • The Legal Context
  • Strategic Litigation Invoking Constitutionalized Human Rights Law in South Africa
  • Civil Society and the Origins of Strategic Litigation in South Africa
  • Lawyering Strategies
  • Relevant Judicial Precedent on Refugees and Asylum-?Seekers
  • Conclusions
  • 4. Mexico
  • Introduction
  • The Historical, Social, and Legal Contexts
  • History
  • The Pre-? and Post-?Revolutionary Period
  • 1980s Central American Refugee Crisis
  • The Twenty-?First Century
  • The Current Migration Crisis
  • The Social and Political Context
  • The Legal Context
  • Lawyering Strategies
  • Relevant Jurisprudence on Refugees and Asylum-?Seekers
  • Conclusions
  • 5. Colombia
  • Introduction
  • The Historical, Social, Political, and Legal Contexts
  • History: Immigration through the Lens of Social Upheaval and Armed Conflict
  • The Social and Political Context
  • The Legal Context
  • Lawyering Strategies
  • Relevant Jurisprudence on Refugees and Asylum-?Seekers
  • Case T210/?18: Constitutional Court Ruling on Healthcare for Venezuelan Migrants
  • Case T-?006/?20: Constitutional Court Confers Colombian Citizenship on Venezuelan Children Born in Colombia
  • Corte Constitucional [C.C.], Sentencia SU397/?21: Detention and Deportation of Venezuelan Demonstrators
  • The Case of Miguel Ángel Calderón Quinero
  • Conclusions
  • 6. Uganda
  • Introduction
  • The Historical, Social, Political, and Legal Contexts
  • History: Post-?Colonial Shifts in Refugee Policy
  • The Social and Political Context
  • The Legal Context
  • Lawyering Strategies
  • Conclusions
  • 7. The United States
  • Introduction
  • The Historical, Social, Political, and Legal Contexts
  • History
  • Social and Political Context
  • Legal Context
  • Lawyering Strategies
  • Recent Asylum Litigation in the United States
  • Zero Tolerance
  • The Turnback Policy
  • Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or "Remain in Mexico"
  • "Safe" Third Country
  • Conclusions
  • 8. Concluding Thoughts
  • Introduction
  • Cause Lawyering
  • Human Rights Treaty Effectiveness
  • Refugee Law
  • Index

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