Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2017)
Durable solutions for protection of refugees and their correlation with social and economic rights
Author(s): Ruchi Lal
Abstract: This paper scrutinizes the importance of three durable solutions i.e. local integration, voluntary repatriation and resettlement in addressing the protection need of refugees. A durable solution is in stark contrast with emergency relief which is meant only to satisfy the immediate physical wants of refugees for a short duration. The ultimate goal of any durable solution is to successfully re-integrate the refugees within the society. In this regard, the paper attempts to establish the correlation between the durable solutions and social and economic rights, and comes to the conclusion that the protection of the social and economic rights of refugees lie at the core of the each durable solution i.e. local integration in the country of asylum; resettlement in a third country; or voluntary repatriation to the country of origin, and indeed the respect for these entitlements will ensure better implementation of these durable solutions.