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Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination Against Refugees


Tendayi Achiume


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

July 16, 2013

Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2014
UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 13-28

Abstract:     
In this Article, I argue that the UN Refugee Agency’s global policy for addressing foreignness or xenophobic discrimination is inadequate. By focusing narrowly on harm to refugees resulting from explicit anti-foreigner prejudice, it ignores pervasive structural xenophobic discrimination — rights violations that result from the disproportionate effect of facially neutral measures on refugees, due to their status as foreigners. I argue that the international human rights law that the UN Refugee Agency has used to compel regulation of explicit prejudice-based xenophobic discrimination also requires regulation of structural xenophobic discrimination. As a result, the UN Refugee Agency should adopt an inclusive approach that targets both forms of xenophobic discrimination.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 59

Keywords: Refugees, Xenophobia, Discrimination

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Date posted: July 17, 2013 ; Last revised: May 22, 2014

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Achiume, Tendayi, Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination Against Refugees (July 16, 2013). Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2014; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 13-28. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2294557

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Tendayi Achiume (Contact Author)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States
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