chapter  7
Cessation and deportation
Duration of stay and integrative links
WithMaria O’Sullivan
Pages 30

This chapter focuses on the international law implications for refugee protection arising from differing national approaches to residency, protection and status. It argues that after a significant amount of time has elapsed, the social and/or political integration established by refugees must be reflected in law to the effect that persons cannot be deported from a host state without that host state taking into account the integrative links the refugee has established. The fact that cessation applies to persons who have been recognised as refugees is important legally, as it renders the deportation considerations more complex than cases involving first-instance asylum seekers. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has emphasised the significance of integrative links in cessation decisions involving the end of group-based refugee protection in a number of African nations. Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries receive provisional protection against deportation but do not receive permanent legal status and are provided with only limited routes to permanent residence.