Elgar Studies in Human Rights series
Chapter 6: The International Conference on Central American Refugees
This chapter examines the 1989 International Conference on Central American Refugees (CIREFCA). CIREFCA aimed to provide durable solutions for over two million refugees and other displaced persons in the Central American region. Formed in response to the displacement caused by civil wars and economic crises, and as part of a broader peace process in the region, the arrangement aimed to provide support to a mix of migrant groups: refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons and, uniquely, ‘externally displaced persons’. This chapter explores the extent to which this arrangement led to short and long term protection dividends for these groups in the region, and how regionalism was manifested in the arrangement.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.