Lebanon and refugees between laws and reality. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author El Helou, Hala A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10T06:35:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-10T06:35:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-06
dc.date.submitted 2014-07-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2017
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 142-157. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Republic of Lebanon is, by its own terms, not a country of asylum and therefore not a final destination for refugees. However, it has been a host country for them for a long time. Moving from the premise that this country has not ratified the main international instrument that defines countries’ relations with refugees, the study aims to understand why not all refugees in Lebanon are treated in the same manner. The study builds on the international laws and treaties that Lebanon has ratified and which require it to extend certain protection rights to refugees, comparing them to the national legal instruments, to understand what truly regulates the relationship between the Lebanese Government and refugees. It also studies why the Lebanese Government’s response to the Syrian emergency has been so different in comparison to other refugee situations, such as the Palestinian and the Iraqi refugees. In order to understand the policies of the Lebanese Government and what lies behind its decision making, the study delves into the broader political context which relies on the interests of the different factions. Refugee situations are no different. The comparison is made between the case studies of the three main refugee situations in Lebanon, namely Palestinians, Iraqis and Syrians, their effect on Lebanon and how this has reflected on the response of the Government toward them. The study draws on three levels of analysis to assess refugee situations: Causes, Consequences and Responses. By dissecting each case study over these three levels the study assesses their impact on four different sets of indicators: stability, sovereignty; weakness of state institutions and demographic change. Based on these assessments the study was able to conclude that the closer the country of origin is to the host country, the greater the impact on the four indicators and the more complicated is the response. The study encompasses the following main parts: refugees in the international framework, Lebanon’s legal context for Refugee, Lebanon’s political context, refugee cases namely Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian. It reaches the conclusion that Lebanon’s relation with refugees is truly determined by its domestic politics rather than its international commitments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Refugees -- Government policy -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Lebanon and refugees between laws and reality. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200103544 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Marwan Rowayheb
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 157 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Refugees en_US
dc.keywords International Laws en_US
dc.keywords World Politics en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese Politics en_US
dc.keywords Emergency en_US
dc.keywords Palestinians en_US
dc.keywords Iraqi en_US
dc.keywords Syrian en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.49 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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