The rise of refugee problems across the globe especially the Syrian refugee crisis underlines inherently the definitional and operational deficiencies of the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention that was designed to facilitate the protection of the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers to safety and express access to neighboring states during emergencies, wars, man-made and natural disasters. Despite the establishment of the Geneva Refugee Convention of 1951 and other International regimes, the rising numbers associated with refugees in Syria and the rest of the world are disturbing. With over five million persons internally displaced and more than two million people seeking refuge in Syria’s neighboring states and abroad, the Syrian refugee crisis and every other refugee crisis across the globe now portends unimaginable dangers to the continued corporate global existence. The Syrian refugee crisis has therefore exposed the definitional and operational lacunas and deficiencies associated with the 1951 Geneva Convention, preventing same from undergoing holistic implementation. Hence, the essence of this paper and the need to interrogate these deficiencies culminating into the politics behind the full implementation of the Geneva Convention.
Akinrinde O. Olufemi
"The Politics of Non-Refoulement and the Syrian Refugee Crisis,"
The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development: Vol. 4:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/agsjournal/vol4/iss1/6