IV. Responsibility Sharing

Astri Suhrke, Asha Hans

Abstract


The authors propose a bifurcated responsibility
sharing system, in which protection
would normally be provided within the
refugee's region of origin, with selective
extra-regional protection to meet special
needs cases. The major contribution of
states outside the region would be a commitment
to fiscal burden sharing. This
system is argued to reflect a situation-specific
morality, taking into account the
realpolitik concerns that make a more
elaborate and universalized system of humane
responsibility sharing unworkable.
This is a substantially abbreviated version
of the authors' original work. Please refer
to the notice at the end of this section if you
are interested in obtaining a full copy of the
paper, which is expected to be published in
mid-1996.

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