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Refugee Law in India

The Road from Ambiguity to Protection


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    Pages 27-54
  3. Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    Pages 79-107
  4. Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    Pages 109-134
  5. Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    Pages 161-182
  6. Shuvro Prosun Sarker
    Pages 183-198
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-213

About this book


This book considers refugee protection mandates and addresses how legal scholarship can articulate a comprehensive and humane response to the contemporary refugee problem. Analyzing philosophical discourses and India’s policies and practices on refugee protection, including judgments of Indian Courts in refugee related cases, it examines how organizational efforts can make these policies and practices equal for every refugee in India. It also surveys prevailing discriminative protection standards and entitlements developed through Conventions, Declaration and Directives, and compares and contrasts national refugee legislations in South Africa, Brazil and Canada. A key read for scholars and practitioners interested in the legal and policy implications of refugee protection, this text identifies various practices of nation-States from across the North/South divide and provides key insights into the evolving nature of protection agendas.


Refugees in India India and refugee protection Refugee Protection and internal Law National Legislation and refugee law Supreme Court of India Indian Parliament and refugee rights Constitutional protection for refugees Democracy and refugee rights in India

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.West Bengal National University of Juridical SciencesKolkataIndia

About the authors

Dr. Shuvro Prosun Sarker is a Researcher at the Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India. He is an Assistant Editor of the Asian Journal of Legal Education, and Former Mentor at the Legal Aid Society of National University of Juridical Sciences, India. He is the author of Clinical Legal Education in India (Palgrave, 2015).   

Bibliographic information


“The book offers theoretically grounded, descriptive, fieldwork-based analyses of the refugee problem in India. … The book articulates a new vision as a comprehensive and more human response to the refugee problem in contemporary India. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (R. Das, Choice, Vol. 55 (6), February, 2018)