Re-Configuring Non-Refoulement? The Suresh Decision, 'Security Relativism', and the International Human Rights Imperative

International Journal of Refugee Law, pp. 30-67, 2003

19 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010

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Obiora C. Okafor

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Pius Okoronkwo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This article critically analyses the decision of the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Suresh Case, especially with regard to its underlying basis in doctoring and policy, and its implications for the non-refoulement norm. The principal conclusions of this article are as follows. In the first place, laudable as it mostly is, the Suresh decision is based on a number of apparently credible, although flawed, images of certain important policy and doctrinal assumptions and constructs.

Suggested Citation

Okafor, Obiora Chinedu and Okoronkwo, Pius, Re-Configuring Non-Refoulement? The Suresh Decision, 'Security Relativism', and the International Human Rights Imperative (2003). International Journal of Refugee Law, pp. 30-67, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1572478

Obiora Chinedu Okafor (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Pius Okoronkwo

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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