Protection from refuge: From refugee rights to migration management. By Kate Ogg. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 215 pp. $110.00 hardcover

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Abstract

In Protection from Refuge: From Refugee Rights to Migration Management, Ogg adeptly traces the evolution of refugee law and protection through persistent legal mobilization. She spans two decades of refugee litigation and traverses across multiple, pluralistic legal regimes, taking account of judgments of courts from the North American, European, and African continents. This ambitious project sets out to understand what the legal concept of refuge is, and how (legal) decision-makers conceptualize and decide to litigate such a notion. In this way, Ogg shows how decision-makers engage with the concept of refuge, conceptualize disparate protection needs or vulnerabilities, and dispense or withhold “the remedy: refuge” (p. 194), finding that, over time, refuge has become increasingly held out of reach, but through sustained legal mobilization, also has the potential to become more broadly attainable.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalLaw & Society Review
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Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2023

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