Extending the limits or narrowing the scope? Deconstructing the OAU refugee definition thirty years on

@article{Rankin2005ExtendingTL,
  title={Extending the limits or narrowing the scope? Deconstructing the OAU refugee definition thirty years on},
  author={Micah B. Rankin},
  journal={South African Journal on Human Rights},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={406-435}
}
  • Micah B. Rankin
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • South African Journal on Human Rights
  • The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Refugee Convention is recognised as having extended the conventional concept of a refugee beyond the narrower scope of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Yet, while the OAU definition of refugee has been praised for its broader scope, relatively little effort has been made to subject it to a rigorous interpretative analysis. Instead, scholarship has tended to minimise a number of serious interpretive difficulties posed by the definition. The result is an… CONTINUE READING
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