Revitalizing International Protection: The UNHCR's Global Consultations


  • Judith Kumin UNHCR



UNHCR, Global Consultations, Refugee protection, law


This article explains why the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is convening Global Consultations on “revitalizing the international protection regime.” These consultations, which will take place throughout 2001 and probably beyond, will involve state parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 protocol, as well as non-signatory states, non-governmental groups, academics, and practitioners of refugee law. The consultations are intended to result in a reaffirmation of the 1951 Convention, and in consensus on some of the more complex interpretative aspects of that instrument. They should show the way on thorny problems faced by states in dealing with refugee and migration challenges today.


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Kumin, J. (2001). Revitalizing International Protection: The UNHCR’s Global Consultations. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 19(4), 5–7.

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