Political Refugee, Diva or International Kingpin? Evolving Confidentiality Requirements of Asylum Proceedings in South Africa and Beyond.

Michigan State International Law Review, Vol. 2, 2014

17 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2014

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Drew F. Cohen

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: March 21, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this Article is to provide a synopsis of the internationally publicized Radovan Krejčíř asylum proceedings and, in doing so, it also endeavors to investigate the onus on states to design asylum systems that adequately protect applicants and encourage candid and complete disclosures through assurances of confidentiality without creating safe havens for individuals suspected or convicted of committing serious human rights offenses. South Africa’s asylum model, and Krejčíř’s application in particular, presents an ideal test case to investigate these competing interests because the country’s refugee system is premised largely on international norms and standards, as well as best practices of foreign jurisdictions, and impacts more asylum applicants than any other system in the world.

Keywords: International Law, Asylum

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Drew F., Political Refugee, Diva or International Kingpin? Evolving Confidentiality Requirements of Asylum Proceedings in South Africa and Beyond. (March 21, 2014). Michigan State International Law Review, Vol. 2, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2414107

Drew F. Cohen (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

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