Taking the context of forced migration, this book addresses the role that regional, in contrast to national or global, institutions and relationships play in shaping asylum policies and procedures. It examines the causes of forced migration movements; the direction of forced migration flows and its effect upon the immediate region; policy responses towards forced migration (in particular ASEAN and the European Community); cooperative arrangements and agreements between regional states; and the protection of human rights. The book also considers the role that regional responses are likely to play in determining the direction of asylum policy in receiving states and procedures in the future.
Susan Kneebone is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty of Monash University where she teaches Citizenship and Migration Law and International Refugee Law and Practice. In May 2003 she was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford. Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei is a Research Fellow at the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Monash University.