Journal article

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Refugee Protection and the Art of the Deal
in journal: Journal of Human Rights Practice

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Release year: 2017
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Kirsten McConnachie

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refugee law, practice
Policy responses to refugee protection have increasingly been characterized by deals, swaps and bargains. This article examines a variety of approaches to ‘refugee protection and the art of the deal’ and argues that these illustrate a fundamental shift in asylum policy, from a principle-based approach to a political bargain. Importantly, this shift has occurred with—and arguably was made possible by—the complicity of leading protection actors.