chapter  8
Conclusions
WithMaria O’Sullivan
Pages 8

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book attempts to set out a legal test which is consistent with the Refugee Convention. It discusses the criteria which should be utilised in applying cessation to individualised time-limited visas. The book highlights some of the legal and practical issues which arise when states attempt to utilise the cessation provisions under Article 1C(5) of the 1951 Refugee Convention. It argues that persecution and protection, whilst linked in the refugee definition, are two very different concepts under cessation, and indeed under international refugee law more broadly. Cessation of refugee status is an increasingly important aspect of global refugee law and policy. European asylum law can contribute to both a fully harmonised European system, and, perhaps more importantly, to a truly universal understanding of refugee protection.