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Vilka skillnader och likheter finns mellan UNHCR:s och UNRWA:s syn på flyktingar?: En komparativ studie mellan FN:s två flyktingorgan
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research about what differences and similarities exists between UNHCR and UNRWA in the opinion of a refugee?

This examination focuses on a study between The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and THE United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Both organizations are UN-related and are in charge of refugees, however they differ by the fact the UNHCR controls all of the world’s refugees with the exception of the Palestinian refugees, for which UNRWA. The aim of this work will be to examine the definition of refugees as well as their entitlements and in what way they differ depending on which organization they belong to.

As theory I have, among others, used Rainer Bauböck’s book ” Transnational Citizenship”. In his writing he focuses on entitlements and this book became very useful in my work and helped with the structure of the paper.

In conclusion, even though there is some resemblance in the aspect of a refugee’s entitlements, there are a lot of differences between UNHCR and UNRWA, mainly regarding the definition of a refugee but also in terms of assignments. What’s most noticeable when it comes to differences between these two organs is that UNHCR has mandate to assist with international protection and to seek permanent solutions for refugees. The mandate of UNRWA is limited to only assist Palestinian refugees with humanitarian assistance. UNRWA has been criticized to contribute directly to Palestinian dreams of return instead of accepting incorporation of refugees in neigbouring Arab countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper , 2007. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
UNHCR, UNRWA, exclusion/inclusion, refugee definitions
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-941DiVA: diva2:16674
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Political Science
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2007-01-16 Created: 2007-01-16 Last updated: 2013-08-19

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