Syrian Crisis

Author
Rougi Toure
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Center on Human Rights Education, University of Denver
Abstract
Recently with the sinking of the migrant boat off the coast of Greece, or the deceased of the Syrian child refugee on the beach of Turkey has us questioning how to tackle the refugee crisis. Deriving from the Refugee Convention of 1951, it states that a refugee is an individual “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”
Topic
Human Rights, Migration, Diaspora, Immigration, Refugees
Political Geography
Middle East, Syria