Displaced and Stateless Palestinian Refugees fleeing the Syrian Crisis.
- Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree Master of Arts at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Abstract: The Capstone analyses the situation of stateless people in times of conflict, looking at what legal protection they are being provided and how. To achieve this the paper concentrates on a group of stateless people, the Palestinian refugees; specifically the Palestinian refugees from... read moreSyria. An assessment of the adequacy of the legal protection available to Palestinian refugees is explored, looking at their history since they left Palestine and how they have been treated. This leads to a through examination of the situation of the Palestinian refugees from Syria fleeing the conflict. The aim of this paper is to highlight the plight of Palestinian refugees from Syria and the situation that they find themselves in as they attempt to flee the conflict, as well as to suggest how UN refugee agencies should better respond to this secondary forced displacement of Palestinian refugees from Syria.This case highlights a protection gap faced by stateless people in the refugee regime. The paper in the policies and operations of agencies who’s mandate and policies is to provide protection for refugees but are unable/unwilling to do so in the region. There is a need to discuss who and how ‘invisible refugees’ are to be protected, and what organizations such as UNHCR and UNRWA can do to make sure that they are.read less