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Latin America and Refugee Protection: Regimes, Logics, and Challenges

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Latin America and Refugee Protection

Regimes, Logics, and Challenges

Edited by Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Marcia Vera Espinoza and Gabriela Mezzanotti
Foreword by James C. Hathaway
Afterword by Carolina Moulin

434 pages, 6 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-114-1 $159.00/£117.00 / Hb / Published (August 2021)

ISBN  978-1-80539-319-1 $45.00/£36.00 / Pb / Published (May 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-432-7 eBook

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“It is a very important book… not only because of its quality but also because there is nothing like this in the market in English, Spanish or Portuguese.” • Diego Acosta, University of Bristol

“Provides a comprehensive approach to understanding the regional architecture of refugee protection, and the ways in which the history and politics of Latin America make its regimes of refugee protection distinctive.” • Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University


Looking at refugee protection in Latin America, this landmark edited collection assesses what the region has achieved in recent years. It analyses Latin America’s main documents in refugee protection, evaluates the particular aspects of different regimes, and reviews their emergence, development and effect, to develop understanding of refugee protection in the region. Drawing from multidisciplinary texts from both leading academics and practitioners, this comprehensive, innovative and highly topical book adopts an analytical framework to understand and improve Latin America’s protection of refugees.

Liliana Lyra Jubilut is Professor at Universidade Católica de Santos. She was Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and Visiting Fellow at the Refugee Law Initiative. She is part of IOM’s Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate and is Migration Research and Publishing High-Level Adviser for the organization as well. She is also part of the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN), from the Global Compact on Refugees, and of the Academic Council on the Global Compact for Migration.

Marcia Vera Espinoza is Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London. She is a co-founding member of the research group Comparative Analysis in International Migration and Displacement in the Americas (CAMINAR) and was an Associate Researcher in the ERC funded MIGPROSP project. Her recent publications include the co-edited book The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance (Edward Elgar, 2019).

Gabriela Mezzanotti is Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She is a member of the research group in Human Rights and Diversities (HRDUSN) and a member of the Human Rights and Reconciliation in a Post-conflict, Multicultural Society project (NORPART). She holds a PhD in Social Sciences. She is a lawyer who has coordinated Unisinos UNHCR Sergio Vieira de Mello Chair from 2011 until 2018. Her research addresses critical discourse studies, international human rights law, migration, and refugee law.

Annex: Legal Frameworks for Refugee Protection in Latin America
Alyssa Marie Kvalvaag

Subject: Refugee and Migration StudiesPolitical and Economic Anthropology
Area: Latin America and the Caribbean


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