Successful resettlement of refugees depends both on individual resources and strategies of refugees and on the foundational principle to have the same rights as host communities. Stating the equality of rights is fundamental for the normative framework that determines refugee resettlement policy, and the state has an important responsibility in the clear articulation of these rights (Ager & Strang, 2008). But is legislating and articulating equality of rights sufficient by itself? Or governments also have a responsibility to use their power and their institutions to protect and advance the non-discriminatory realisation of these rights?
SOURCE: Losoncz, Ibolya. “Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia.” (March 8, 2017). ANU. RegNet Research Paper No. 130. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2929559 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2929559
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