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Refugees and migrants as a subject of rights according to international law and organizations

Alternative title:

Uchodźcy i migranci jako podmioty prawa międzynarodowego


Słapczyński, Tomasz



Subject and Keywords:

refugee ; international law ; migration ; international organizations ; UN


The paper tries to portray refugees as a very important problem in international law, a problem, which can create profits and losses for involved countries in many areas. For example, the expenses for refugees are rising, but human capital is also growing. It depends on the policy of a given country whether it can effectively use the human capital or wheter only the social costs for the country are created. Sometimes international law obligation is not enough to convince society that accepting refugees is right decision. The article will focus on how and with which legislation tools it can be done and whether it is effective or not, as well as how the united world helps people who are in danger. Are those supportive organs doing it correctly or not, whether enough is being done or whether it should be done in a different way. The paper is focused more on the European Union administration than on other places. The paper consists of the following sections: who is a refugee — a legal description, non-governmental organizations, international administration — UNHCR, EU administration created to help refugees, the Treaty of Lisbon and refugee policy. Those chapters attempt to explain the legal basis of the refugee protection system in the Western world. The practice of refugee policy and the execution of this law is a completely different thing.

Place of publishing:



Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


Jabłoński, Mariusz. Red.

Date issued:



ISSN 0137-1134 ; ISSN 0239-6661




PAd P 101660 II


pol. ; eng.


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3867. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji, ISSN 0137-1134, 2018, 115, s. 69-80

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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