Looking at the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, the researchers suggest how the Malaysian legal system can better protect them by adapting international legal practices.
Harsh Mahaseth, Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, and a Senior Research Analyst at the Nehginpao Kipgen Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Samyuktha Banusekar, School of Law, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Denied citizenship and persecuted in Myanmar, the Rohingya have fled to various countries, including Malaysia. However, Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.
It also has weak domestic legal and regulatory mechanisms to protect refugees and asylum-seekers.
In this paper, the authors study the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia and suggest how the Malaysian legal system can better protect them by adapting international legal practices.
Published in: Asian Journal of International Law
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