Finding Space for Protection: An Inside Account of the Evolution of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy

Authors

  • Jeff Crisp Chatham House and Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.40451

Abstract

This article examines the evolution of UNHCR’s urban refugee policy from the mid-1990s to the present. It focuses on the complex and contested nature of the policymaking process, analyzing the roles that internal and external stakeholders have played in it. At the same time, the article identifies and examines key developments in UNHCR’s operational environment that drove and constrained policymaking in this domain. The article is written from the perspective of a former UNHCR staff member who was substantively engaged in urban refugee policy.

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Published

2017-03-23

How to Cite

Crisp, J. (2017). Finding Space for Protection: An Inside Account of the Evolution of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 33(1), 87–96. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.40451