Centre for Human Rights post-doctoral fellow publishes book on asylum-seeker and refugee protection in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on September 18, 2015

The Centre for Human Rights congratulates Dr Cristiano d'Orsi, post-doctoral fellow based at the Centre, on the publication of his book on asylum seeker and refugee protection in Sub-Saharan Africa. This book forms part of Routledge's Research Series on Asylum, Migration and Refugee Law.


Publication details

Title: Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Peregrination of a Persecuted Human Being in Search of a Safe Haven
Author: Cristiano d'Orsi
Publisher: Routledge 2016
Link: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138025424


About the publication

It is not often acknowledged that the great majority of African refugee movement happens within Africa rather than from Africa to the West.

This book examines the specific characteristics and challenges of the refugee situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering a new and critical vision about the situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in the African continent. Cristiano d’Orsi considers the international,regional and domestic legal and institutional frameworks linked to refugee protection in Sub-Saharan Africa, and explores the contributions African refugee protection has brought to the cause on a global scale.Key issues covered in the book include the theory and the practice of non-refoulement, an analysis of the phenomenon of mass-influx, the concept of burden-sharing, and the role of freedom fighters.

The book goes on to examine the expulsions of refugees and the historical role played by the UNHCR in Sub-Saharan Africa.As a work which follows the persecution and legal challenges of those in search of a safe haven, this book will be of great interest and use to researchers and students of immigration and asylum law, international law, human rights and African studies.


About the author

Cristiano d’Orsi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights,Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations(International Law) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (Switzerland), a two-year master in International Relations(International Law) from the same institution and a master in Diplomacy from the Italian Society for the International Organization in Rome (Italy). He has been, among other achievements, a candidate at the Centre for Studies and Research at the The Hague Academy of International Law (The Netherlands), a Europaeum Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford (UK), a DAAD Fellow at the Max Planck for International and Comparative Law in Heidelberg (Germany), an Albert Gallatin Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville (USA) and a Hugo Grotius Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor (USA).
- Author Centre for Human Rights
Published by Yolanda Booyzen

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