Author

Shelley Burke

Abstract

This thesis analyzes the impact of Sudan’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. Sudan’s behavior also highlights some shortcomings within the international refugee regime and in certain instances these acts of refoulement represent the Sudanese government’s frustration with this system.

Department

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

Degree Name

MA in Migration & Refugee Studies

Graduation Date

6-1-2013

Submission Date

May 2013

First Advisor

Natarajan, Usha

Committee Member 1

Awad, Ibrahim

Committee Member 2

Zohry, Ayman

Extent

108 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Refugees -- Sudan.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Refugees -- Ethiopia.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Approval has been obtained for this item

Share

COinS