The Pacific Plan: The Provision of 'Effective Protection'?
International Journal of Refugee Law | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2006
The issue that is examined in this article is whether the Australian model of extraterritorial processing is one that provides 'effective protection' to asylum seekers. The legal foundation of the Pacific Strategy was by means of new interdiction powers and an extension of the notion of safe third country. Three issues are examined: the first is the meaning of effective protection under this extended notion of safe third country, the second is the extent to which Australia's Pacific Strategy provided such protection, the third is what lessons can be learnt from the Australian model. Following an examination of the Refugee Convention and UNHCR Executive Committee Conclusions, it is concluded ..View full abstract