This book highlights the repeated refusal of post-genocide Rwandan refugees to return 'home' and why even high-profile government officials continue to flee to this day. This resistance has taken place for a lengthy period in spite of the fact that genocide ended more than 20 years ago and the government of Rwanda and the United Nations have assured security in the country. Based on interviews conducted with a number of refugees living in Africa, Europe, and North America, this book explains the high degree of fear and trauma refugees have experienced in the face of the present Rwandan government that was involved in the genocide and other serious crimes both in Rwanda and the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. With this book, refugee policies and implementation of the United Nations and some host countries in Africa must be questioned. The exiles have been stripped of their refugee status and host countries are prepared to refoul the refugees back to Rwanda possibly in early 2018, counter to the principle of non-refoulement ("no expulsion of refugees to a high-risk country"), the cornerstone of asylum and of international refugee law.
Introduction.- Definition of refugees and the mandate of UNHCR.- Background of Rwandan refugees.- Security of Rwandan refugees in host countries.- Cessation clause of refugee status.- Forced repatriation to Rwanda meaning death of refugees.- Conclusion.
Series: Springerbriefs in Political Science
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 24th April 2019
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.49