This thesis analyzes the impact of SudanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bilateral relations with the Eritrean and Ethiopian governments upon its practice of refoulement of asylum-seekers and refugees from those countries. It argues that Sudan uses the asylees from these two states as tools and objects of policy. In different contexts and depending on relations between the states at a given time, Sudan has used its forced return of these individuals as a means of showing support for, as well as disapproval of their home governments. SudanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s behavior also highlights some shortcomings within the international refugee regime and in certain instances these acts of refoulement represent the Sudanese governmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s frustration with this system.
Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
MA in Migration & Refugee Studies
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Library of Congress Subject Heading 1
Refugees -- Sudan.
Library of Congress Subject Heading 2
Refugees -- Ethiopia.
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(2013).The nexus between SudanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s refugee policy and its bilateral relations with Ethiopia and Eritrea [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Burke, Shelley. The nexus between SudanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s refugee policy and its bilateral relations with Ethiopia and Eritrea. 2013. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.