Oltman on Aleinikoff and Zamore, "The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime"

Anna R. Oltman reviewed Leah Zamore's and Alex Aleinikoff's book The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime for H-Net.

"Overall, this book is an essential read for scholars, advocates, and students of refugee protection at all levels of knowledge," Oltman writes. "Readers with a background in international affairs will find the explanation of today’s protection system in terms of burden-sharing across states to be a straightforward and accessible introduction to the problem of providing refugee protection in an international system of sovereign states. Those with a sophisticated understanding of refugee law and the protection regime will find that the propositions for reform speak directly to the ongoing debates around both state responsibility and the definition of 'refugee,' while all readers will be invited to imagine a more just and efficacious system of protection."

Read the full review here.

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Jun 13, 2020
Humanitarian Crises