The article focuses on the challenges facing the asylum seekers and the role of states and asylum advocates in expanding their obligations towards asylum seekers based on the norms of customary international law. It discusses the basic refugee law concepts, evolutionary interpretation of treaties and the need of an appropriate solution to the problems facing the asylum seekers. It suggests the need of applying customary international law which is stable method for expanding the obligations.
Plight of the Boat People: How to Determine State Obligations to Asylum Seekers,
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