Paperback / softback
May 2, 2008
9781589012028
English
224
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
.85 Pounds (US)
$34.95 USD, £26.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
June 1, 2008
9781589014053
English
272
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
$34.95 USD, £26.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Refugee Rights

Ethics, Advocacy, and Africa

Edited by David Hollenbach
Of the over 33 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world today, a disproportionate percentage are found in Africa. Most have been driven from their homes by armed strife, displacing people into settings that fail to meet standards for even basic human dignity. Protection of the human rights of these people is highly uncertain and unpredictable. Many refugee service agencies agree advocacy on behalf of the displaced is a key aspect of their task. But those working in the field are so pressed by urgent crises that they can rarely analyze the requirements of advocacy systematically. Yet advocacy must go beyond international law to human rights as an ethical standard to prevent displaced people from falling through the cracks of our conflicted world.

Refugee Rights: Ethics, Advocacy, and Africa draws upon David Hollenbach, SJ's work as founder and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College to provide an analytical framework for vigorous advocacy on behalf of refugees and internally displaced people. Representing both religious and secular perspectives, the contributors are scholars, practitioners, and refugee advocates—all of whom have spent time "on the ground" in Africa. The book begins with the poignant narrative of Abebe Feyissa, an Ethiopian refugee who has spent over fifteen years in a refugee camp from hell. Other chapters identify the social and political conditions integral to the plight of refugees and displaced persons. Topics discussed include the fundamental right to freedom of movement, gender roles and the rights of women, the effects of war, and the importance of reconstruction and reintegration following armed conflict. The book concludes with suggestions of how humanitarian groups and international organizations can help mitigate the problem of forced displacement and enforce the belief that all displaced people have the right to be treated as their human dignity demands.

Refugee Rights offers an important analytical resource for advocates and students of human rights. It will be of particular value to practitioners working in the field.

About the Author

David Hollenbach, SJ, is director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and holds the Human Rights and International Justice University Chair at Boston College. He is the author of The Global Face of Public Faith: Politics, Human Rights, and Christian Ethics.

Reviews

"This is a challenging, illuminating, and ground-breaking collection, representing the best of contemporary Christian ethical endeavor."—Theological Studies

Endorsements

"Refugee Rights addresses one of the most crucial issues concerning the plight of Africa since the 1980s. We warmly welcome the effort to explore the refugee issue from different perspectives: theological, ethical, legal, political, economic, and cultural. Such a holistic approach makes this book a seminal study in the attempt to understand our individual and collective responsibility vis-à-vis the refugee problem; and there is no doubt that this book will become a magnum opus for NGOs, activists, and many centers and institutes of peace in Africa."—Paulin Manwelo, SJ, director, Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies & International Relations, Nairobi, Kenya

Georgetown University Press

9781589012028 : refugee-rights-hollenbach
Paperback / softback
224 Pages
$34.95 USD
9781589014053 : refugee-rights-hollenbach
Electronic book text
272 Pages
$34.95 USD

Other Titles by David Hollenbach

Humanity in Crisis

David Hollenbach
Oct 2019 - Georgetown University Press
$119.95 USD - Hardback
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$39.95 USD - Electronic book text

Driven from Home

edited by David Hollenbach
Apr 2010 - Georgetown University Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Global Face of Public Faith

David Hollenbach
Oct 2003 - Georgetown University Press
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General

Ireland's Helping Hand to Europe

Jérôme aan de Wiel
Apr 2021 - Central European University Press
$105.00 USD - Hardback

America's Entangling Alliances

Jason W. Davidson
Nov 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$104.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

edited by Aaron Baum, Emily Dougherty, with contributions byEmily Dougherty, Aaron Baum, Mark Giordano, Chad Briggs, Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Fale Andrew Lesa, Sharon Guynup, Chris R. Shepherd, Loretta Shepherd, Aleksander Kwasniewski, John P...
Nov 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in International relations

Ireland's Helping Hand to Europe

Jérôme aan de Wiel
Apr 2021 - Central European University Press
$105.00 USD - Hardback

America's Entangling Alliances

Jason W. Davidson
Nov 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$104.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$34.95 USD - Electronic book text

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

edited by Aaron Baum, Emily Dougherty, with contributions byEmily Dougherty, Aaron Baum, Mark Giordano, Chad Briggs, Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Fale Andrew Lesa, Sharon Guynup, Chris R. Shepherd, Loretta Shepherd, Aleksander Kwasniewski, John P...
Nov 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text