Asylum and Refugee Law

The course literature may be subject to revision.

Achiume, E. Tendayi, 2019. Migration as Decolonization. I: Stanford Law Review 1509.  (63 s) 

Andersson, Simon m.fl., 2018. Prövning av migrationsärenden: BEVIS 8, Norstedts Juridik. (ca 200 s) 

Crawley, Heaven, 2016. [En]gendering International Refugee Protection: Are We There Yet?. I: B. Burson, & D. J. Cantor (red.). Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: Comparative Legal Practice and Theory. Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff. S. 322-348. (26 s) 

Crawley, Heaven, 2021. The Politics of Refugee Protection in a (Post)COVID-19 World. I: Social Sciences Vol. 10 (3). S. 81. (10 s.) 

Fine, Sarah, 2020. Refugees and the Limits of Political Philosophy. I: Ethics & Global Politics Vol. 13. S. 6-20. (14 s) .

Guild, Elspeth, 2019. Seeking Coherence among Member States: the Common European Asylum System. I: Spanish Yearbook of International Law Vol. 23. S. 183-195 (8 s) .

Lundberg, Anna & Lind, Jacob, 2015. Barn i migrationsprocessen. Malmö: IMER, Malmö University. (106 s) Tillgänglig på Internet:  

Sager, Maja, Holgersson, Helena & Öberg, Klara (red.), 2016. Irreguljär migration i Sverige: rättigheter, vardagserfarenheter, motstånd och statliga kategoriseringar. Göteborg: Daidalos. (ca 150 s)

Spång, Mikael, 2008. Svensk invandringspolitik i demokratiskt perspektiv. Malmö: IMER, Malmö University. (46 s)  Tillgänglig på Internet:

Wikström, Hanna & Stern, Rebecca, 2016. Bedömningar utan lagligt facit – forskning om genuinitet, religion och sexualitet i asylärenden i Migrationsrätt. I: H. Wikström & R. Stern, Skyddsbehov och trovärdighet – bedömning av asylärenden. Stockholm: Liber. (43 s) 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status and Guidelines on International Protection Under the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, April 2019, HCR/1P/4/ENG/REV. 4. 

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Literature last revised on May 3, 2021.

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