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Recognition and protection of refugees in Malaysia

Ishan Jan, Mohammad Naqib and Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Ahmad, Muhamad Hassan (2018) Recognition and protection of refugees in Malaysia. In: The 1st International Conference of Education, Law & Social Issues (ICELSI 2018) 15TH, 15th-16th Oct. 2018, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Malaysia possesses a great reputation for allowing refugees to live in the country until they repatriate or resettle in a third country. People - who came to Malaysia due to wars, armed conflicts, political conflicts, and persecution in their country of origin - need to approach the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the formal recognition as refugees. They can be recognised as refugees by the UNHCR after undergoing through a lengthy interview process to determine whether they are genuine refugees. However, they are not legally recognised in Malaysia due to the fact that Malaysia is not a party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 Convention) and also the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1967 Protocol). Besides, there is no specific domestic law dealing with the protection and rights of refugees. Accordingly, refugees are exposed to various kinds of exploitations while waiting for the repatriation to their own country or resettle in a third country. Sometimes, the waiting period may well be over a decade due to numerous reasons.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2866/68368
Uncontrolled Keywords: Refugee, Stateless Person, Asylum Seeker, 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 09:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68368

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