Elgar Studies in Human Rights series
Regional cooperation frameworks for refugee protection and solutions are sometimes seen as the answer to refugee movements. Examples of these include the agreement on principles for a regional cooperation framework within the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, the Common European Asylum System and arrangements in Latin America associated with the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees. This book critically analyses the extent to which particular regional arrangements have resulted in protection and durable solutions for refugees. It also examines how responsibility for refugees has been shared at the regional level. The book explores ideas about sharing responsibility with respect to refugees, asking who should be responsible, and why and how they should be responsible. It questions whether regional arrangements do provide answers by fairly sharing responsibility for refugees.