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6   The international government of refugees

Robyn Lui

On 26 June 2002, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) submitted the findings of its Global Consultations on International Protection to the Executive Committee. The 27-page document titled Agenda for Protection was the outcome of an 18-month consultative process conducted across the globe, involving a diversity of actors from states, inter-governmental bodies, UNHCR and other UN agencies, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), to academics and experts in refugee law.1 Its purpose was to provide a set of strategies for those concerned with the management of refugees, and therefore it contained recommendations on a range of topics from responsibility-sharing ...

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