The Causes for Asylum, the Rights and Obligations of Refugees in International law

Mahmoud Abdelrahim Suliman Alshreifat


Due to the increasing number of refugees, the increase in their suffering, the importance which they represents, and their need for an assistance and ensuring their rights stipulated by the agreements and international treaties in international law to secure the protection and shelter for them; the current research came to detect the reasons that force the refugees to asylum, as well as to display the rights and duties stipulated by the agreements and international conventions. In order to achieve the objectives of the research; the researcher used the inductive analytical approach by referencing to the legal books and the Arab and Foreign studies that dealt with this topic. In addition, the researcher refers to the declarations, conventions and international covenants on human rights in general and on asylum in particular, and the review and analysis of data and reports. The researcher has concluded that asylum is a contract, which includes many conditions that ensure its validity,  and it is possible to dissolute it if the refugee has issued any acts that contrary to the laws of the host country or if the refugee did not perform the duties imposed on him/her. As well as, asylum is humanitarian situation that calls for states to intervene to help refugees. In addition, the researcher found that the general principles of the protection of refugee rights in international law in general proved to be valid for every time and place. In order to overcome the vulnerabilities associated with the issue of refugees, the researcher propose several recommendations, including; states must adopt new concepts and proposals that raise the human niche, issuance of new laws that aim to protect refugees and not to protect certain people or certain interests, the imposition of prior commitments to the states towards refugees, the demand to enable refugees to exercise various rights and freedoms set forth in international covenants and agreements especially in the time that there are many violations against refugees, and there should be a new realisation aimed to addressing the issue of refugees in an integrated manner. As well as, the researcher highlighted the importance of increasing the awareness of the refugees regarding their rights and their duties.

Keywords: Asylum, Rights, Obligations, Refugees, International law

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