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11 ISIL Y.B. Int'l Human. & Refugee L. 312 (2011)
Refugee: The Semasiology of Definitional Dilemma

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       REFUGEE: THE SEMASIOLOGY OF
            DEFINITIONAL DILEMMA

                      NAFEES AHMAD*

                      I. INTRODUCTION
   Human mobility, movement and migration are embedded in
the human nature since pre-socio-political crystallizations but that
has become most conspicuous, covetous and cataclysmic in the
twenty first century necessitated by the ever growing paradigmatic
shift in its dialectics, dimensions and delineations in terms of
understanding, interpretation and resolutions. Deviant to the
causes whatsoever of displacement the biggest pain in one's life
is to have been displaced from his or her country of origin in a
manner that is fallible, fallacious and fatal. To uproot anybody
from his land of habitual residence amounts to deny and deprive
him from his or her right to usual live, right to historical culture,
right to immemorial neighbourhood, right to perennial
socialization, right to classic climate, right to psychological
integration, right to mental stability, right to have ancestral
identity, right to specific custom, right to geo-political
predilections, right to be consulted in economic modules, right
to participate in community development, right to good
governance, right to rule of law, right to socio-economic
development and right to leave and return, right not to be
displaced and above all right to have rights. These are not merely
rights but go beyond the rubrics of rights as inalienable
entitlements, basic bonds, natural claims, fundamental freedoms
and rudimental human rights. The vicious vicissitudes of global
change has presented a picture of development which is murky,

   LL.M. Ph.D. Assistant Professor, South Asian University-New Delhi- 110021. I am
   immensely indebted to my home-maker Aaisha Khan, Advocate, B.Sc, MA, LLB,
   for her support and services rendered in my academic and intellectual pursuits. I
   teach International Refugee Law, Comparative Constitutional Law of SAARC
   Nations, Public International Law and International Human Rights Law, International
   Humanitarian Law, Law of International Organizations, Minority Rights,
   Nationalism, Ethnicity, Sociology of Law and Law of Federal Constitutions.

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