Refugee Protection in Brazil and Latin America – Selected Essays
by Liliana Lyra Jubilut
Published: May 2018 | 214 pp. | paperback | ISBN: 978-1-910781-78-4
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Refugees and their protection have started to be a part of daily conversation in recent years. New flows from Africa to Europe, new crisis in Asia and in the Americas, and record numbers since the Second World War, for instance, have paved the way for news reports in the media, political discourses on the topic and debates on how to actually protect these persons. In a world scenario of increasingly (i) closed borders, (ii) association of migration to security issues, (iii) lack of political will to ascertain human rights and (iv) disregard for migration as a right in se, the challenges on and for refugees’ protection have been progressing; as have the need for international protection of persons fleeing well-founded fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership to a social group, i.e. refugees. Regional approaches and national practices gain relevance, especially if they can be seen as good practices, even if not without flaws.

“What are the main challenges and opportunities regarding Refugee Protection in Latin America and in Brazil? The book offers a very convincing response. The essays by Liliana Jubilut reflect rigorous academic research and years of practical experience on supporting asylum seekers and refugees. The author is certainly one of the most influential scholars in Brazil working in the Forced Migration field, and the essays provide a comprehensive view of Refugee Protection in Brazil and Latin America”.

– Gabriel Gualano de Godoy, PhD, UNHCR Chief of Mission in the Dominican Republic and former Head of UNHCR Protection Unit in Brazil.

“This book shed clear lights on the development of refugee protection in Latin America for the years to come. Liliana Jubilut is already a leading scholar on refugee protection in Latin America and her articles reflect a long myriad of issues related to refugee protection, since status determination, resettlement, local integration and the remarkable humanitarian visas for the Syrian refugees. She shows the developments and setbacks and recover the most important developments since the Cartagena Declaration with a sharp eye and historical perspective. This book will soon become an essential bibliography for anyone trying to understand the particular and innovative refugee protection initiatives in this troubled but generous region”.

– Wellington Pereira Carneiro, PhD, UNHCR Senior Official (having worked in Brazil and Colombia for UNHCR and in Panama prior to joining the UN)

“Faced with all sorts of issues, refugees are found everywhere. A distinguished scholar, Liliana Jubilut undertakes a deep analysis of the refugees’ protection in Latin America and in Brazil. She admirably touches our minds and hearts inspiring action to settle that troublesome human challenge”.

– Alberto do Amaral Junior – Professor of International Law at the University of São Paulo



The Need For International Protection in Migration (2010) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Silvia Menicucci de O. S. Apolinário.


Refugee Law and Protection in Brazil: a Model in South America? (2006) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut

Refugee Status Determination in Brazil: A Tripartite Enterprise (2008) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Silvia Menicucci de O. S. Apolinário

Resettlement in Solidarity: A New Regional Approach Towards a More Humane Durable Solution (2011) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Wellington Pereira Carneiro

Enhancing refugees’ integration: new initiatives in Brazil (2010) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut

Refugee population in Brazil: the quest for integral protection (2008) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut  Silvia Menicucci de O. S. Apolinário

Humanitarian visas: building on Brazil’s experience (2016) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Camila Sombra Muiños de Andrade and André de Lima Madureira


Regionalism: a strategy for dealing with crisis migration (2014) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Érika Pires Ramos

Regional Developments: Americas (2011) by Flávia Piovesan and Liliana Lyra Jubilut

FORA and Programmes For Refugees In Latin America (2014) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut

The transformative potential of refuge: the deepening of solidarity and of limits to sovereignty as a legacy of the Cartagena Declaration and its review process (2014) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Silvia M. O. S. Apolinário and João Carlos Jarochinski Silva

The Challenges of Protection of Refugees and Forced Migrants in the framework of Cartagena+30 (2014) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut and André de Lima Madureira

Latin-America and Refugees: a panoramic view (2016) by Liliana Lyra Jubilut


Product Details:

ISBN: 9781910781784
Publisher: Transnational Press London
Published: 30 May 2018
Language: English
Pages: 214
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight (approx.): 0.65 kg
Dimensions (approx.): 15.6cm wide x 23.39cm tall