IV. Responsibility Sharing


  • Astri Suhrke
  • Asha Hans




The authors propose a bifurcated responsibility sharing system, in which protection would normally be provided within the refugee's region of origin, with selective extra-regional protection to meet special needs cases. The major contribution of states outside the region would be a commitment to fiscal burden sharing. This system is argued to reflect a situation-specific morality, taking into account the realpolitik concerns that make a more elaborate and universalized system of humane responsibility sharing unworkable. This is a substantially abbreviated version of the authors' original work. Please refer to the notice at the end of this section if you are interested in obtaining a full copy of the paper, which is expected to be published in mid-1996.




How to Cite

Suhrke, A., & Hans, A. (1996). IV. Responsibility Sharing. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 15(1), 12–13. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.21865