‘Less Coercive Means’: The Legal Case for Alternatives to Detention for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants

Authored by: Alice Edwards

The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy

Print publication date:  March  2013
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754671886
eBook ISBN: 9781315613239
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042648


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Senior Legal Coordinator and Chief, Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section, Division of International Protection, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva. Dr Edwards was previously on the law faculties at the universities of Oxford and Nottingham, and she remains Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford; Research Fellow in Law, St Anne’s College, Oxford; and Fellow, Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham. This chapter is based on a background paper prepared for UNHCR as an independent expert: A. Edwards, Back to Basics: The Right to Liberty and Security of Person and ‘Alternatives to Detention’ of Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Stateless Persons and Other Migrants, April 2011, PPLA/2011/01.Rev.1, at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4dc935fd2.html [accessed on 3 August 2012]. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the UN or the UNHCR.

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