Refugee Participation Revisited: The Contributions of Refugees to Early International Law and Policy
Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2020
Calls for greater participation of refugees in international law and policy making are often made with the implicit, and at times explicit, assumption that this type of participation has not occurred previously.
This article challenges this assumption, demonstrating that refugees and persons with lived refugee experience exercised far more influence and thought-leadership in the development of international refugee law and policy than previously considered. Importantly, these contributions have significant lessons for today.