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Right to Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 740KB]

From the Summary: "The unprecedented shutdown of borders and restrictions on migration in response to the Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic have put the core principles of refugee protection to test and resulted in the erosion of the right to asylum and violations of the principle of non-refoulment (no one should be returned to a country where they would face torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; or punishment and other irreparable harm). Covid-19 is being used by some governments as an excuse to block people from the right to seek asylum and implement their nationalist agendas of border closures and anti-immigration policies."

Report Number:
IDS Working Paper v. 2021 no. 553; Institute of Development Studies Working Paper v. 2021 no. 553
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2021-08
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2021 Crown copyright. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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Institute of Development Studies: https://www.ids.ac.uk/
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