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Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises

This book focuses on the common features of protracted refugee situations. It is a critical examination of the reasons underlying the extended nature of those crises, as well as potential solutions to them.

The book addresses war and armed conflict, environmental change and natural disasters, statelessness and protection gaps, among other elements, as common origins of refugee crises. It analyzes the root causes of some of the longest-standing unresolved refugee situations in the world today (including, but not limited to, the cases of Palestinians, Sahrawis, and Tibetans), addressing the particular political and legal tensions undermining solutions to them.

The book comprises contributions from some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field of international refugee, human rights and humanitarian law, and international relations.


Susan M. Akram is Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Law where she directs the International Human Rights clinical program and teaches comparative refugee law and international human rights law. She is a native of Pakistan, a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (BA), Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC (JD), and the Institut International des Droits de l’Homme, Strasbourg (Diplôme in International Human Rights). She previously served as Director of Boston’s Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, the Immigration Project at Public Counsel in Los Angeles, and the program for resettling Iraqi refugees from the camps in Saudi Arabia after the First Gulf War. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and has taught at Al-Quds University Law School in East Jerusalem, the American University in Cairo, and Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre. She has published and spoken widely on issues of refugee law, forced migration, international human rights, and the intersection of race, immigration and civil and human rights.

Tom Syring currently serves on the Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board. He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway, and the School of Law at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, where he also conducted his doctoral studies. He has been a Lecturer in International Law, Political Philosophy, and International Politics at the University of Oslo, and a Visiting Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer in International Law at Boston University. Dr Syring has particularly published and lectured on issues at the intersection of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, refugee law, and human rights. Current research projects include Non-Refoulement standards in the rendition of terror suspects, and a forthcoming, co-edited volume (with Richard Falk) on War, Occupation, and Refugees (Routledge). Tom Syring is a National Coordinator of the Refugee Case Law Site, and a Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the American Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Refugee Law.

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ISBN: 1-4438-5664-9

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-5664-5

Release Date: 27th August 2014

Pages: 310

Price: £49.99

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