Michael Barutciski

Associate Professor

Canadian Studies


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LLD - Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
LLM - Osgoode Hall Law School
LLB - Université de Montréal
BA - McGill University

Les dilemmes de protection internationale des réfugiés : Analyse de l'action du HCR, Presses Académiques Francophones, 2018

Journal Articles

“Observations on EXCOM’s 60th Session: Does UNHCR Need (More) EXCOM Conclusions?”, Refuge, vol. 27, no. 2, 2010, pp. 133-141. 

“The Link between Protracted Refugee Situations and Civil War in Africa: Encouraging a New Direction for Research”, (co-authored with Karl DeRouen), Civil Wars, vol. 9, no. 2, 2007, pp. 214-225. 

“Les transferts de populations quatre-vingts ans après la Convention de Lausanne”, Canadian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 41, 2003, pp. 271-303.

“A Critical View on UNHCR’s Mandate Dilemmas”, International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 14, no. 2/3, 2002, pp. 365-381.

“Rejoinder: Protecting Refugees or Western States? A Response to the Human Rights-Based Approach and its Unintended Consequences”, Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2001, pp. 128-134.

“Lessons from the Kosovo refugee crisis: innovations in protection and burden-sharing” (co-authored with Astri Suhrke), Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2001, pp. 95-115.

“Le militantisme juridique et le néo-naturalisme face au droit international positif: Les flux massifs de réfugiés et la sécurité nationale”, Revue québécoise de droit international, vol. 14, no. 1, 2001, pp. 37-54.

“La protection internationale des réfugiés et le partage du fardeau: Leçons de la crise du Kosovo”, (co-authored with Astri Suhrke), Revue québécoise de droit international, vol. 14, no. 1, 2001, pp. 115-133.

“Peut-on justifier l’intervention de l’OTAN au Kosovo sur le plan humanitaire? Analyse de la politique occidentale et ses conséquences en Macédoine”, Canadian Yearbook of International Law, vol. 38, 2000, pp. 121-154.

“Western Diplomacy and the Kosovo Refugee Crisis”, Forced Migration Review, no. 5, August 1999, pp. 8-10.

“Debate – Questioning the Tensions between Refugees and IDPs: A Rebuttal”, Forced Migration Review, no. 4, May 1999, p. 35.

“Tensions between the Refugee Concept and the IDP Debate”, Forced Migration Review, no. 3, December 1998, pp. 11-14.

“The Development of Refugee Law and Policy in South Africa: A Commentary on the 1997 Green Paper and 1998 White Paper/Draft Bill”, International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 10, no. 4, 1998, pp. 700-724.

“Involuntary Repatriation When Refugee Protection Is No Longer Necessary: Moving Forward After the 48thSession of the Executive Committee”, International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 10, no. 1/2, 1998, pp. 236-255.

“Politics Overrides Legal Principles: Tragic Consequences of the Diplomatic Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1991-1992)”, American University Journal of International Law and Policy, vol. 11, no. 5, 1996, pp. 767-791.

“The Reinforcement of Non-Admission Policies and the Subversion of UNHCR: Displacement and Internal Assistance in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1994)”, International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 8, no. 1/2, 1996, pp. 49-110.

 “Refugee Rights in Canada and the 1951 Geneva Convention” (co-authored with François Crépeau), Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 7, n° 2/3, 1994, pp. 239-248.

Book Chapters

“Limits to UNHCR’s Supervisory Role”, in James Simeon (ed.), The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 59-74.  

“Uganda”, in Karl DeRouen and Uk Heo (eds.), Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2007, pp. 791-808. 

“International Law and Development-Induced Displacement/Resettlement”, in Chris de Wet (ed.), Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement, Oxford: Berghahn, 2006, pp. 71-104. 

“Mass Refugee Flows and Burden-Sharing in the South Pacific”, in Geoffrey Leane et al. (eds.), International Law in the South Pacific: Recent Policies and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, pp. 9-34.

“Iran”, in Karl DeRouen and Uk Heo (eds.), Defense and Security: A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies, vol. I, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005, pp. 307-323. 

“Lausanne Revisited: Population Exchanges in International Law and Policy”, in Renée Hirschon (ed.), Crossing the Aegean: An Appraisal of the 1923 Compulsory Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey, Oxford: Berghahn, 2003, pp. 23-37.

“Lessons from the Kosovo refugee crisis: innovations in protection and burden-sharing” (co-authored with Astri Suhrke), in Danièle Joly (ed.), Global Changes in Asylum Regimes, London: MacMillan, 2002, pp. 79-104.

“Guerra e migrazione forzata”, in Marco Buttino (ed.), In fuga – guerre, carestie e migrazioni nel mondo contemporaneo, Milan: l’Ancora del mediterraneo, 2001, pp. 193-214.

“Le droit international des réfugiés et le rapatriement involontaire”, in Luc Cambrézy and Véronique Lassailly-Jacob (eds.), Populations réfugiées: De l’exil au retour, Paris: Éditions de l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, 2001, pp. 323-336.

“La diplomazia occidentale e la degenerazione del conflitto nel Kosovo”, in Marco Buttino and al. (eds.), Uomini in armi: costruzioni etniche e violenza politica, Milan: l’Ancora del mediterraneo, 2000, pp. 35-50.

Other Publications

"Ottawa should appeal Federal Court's invalidation of Safe Third Country Agreement", Inside Policy, 30 July 2020  https://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/ottawa-appeal-federal-courts-invalidation-safe-third-country-agreement-michael-barutciski-inside-policy/

"Despite Trump, courts will consider the US 'safe' for refugees", Inside Policy, 6 December 2019 https://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/despite-trump-courts-will-consider-us-safe-refugees-michael-barutciski-inside-policy/ 

"Débat : L’asile mène au populisme", Global Brief, Summer/Fall 2019, pp. 56-59 https://globalbrief.ca/2019/07/mass-migration-western-society-and-the-populist-tide/ 

"Our hands aren't tied on the border", National Post, 21 August 2018, p. A9 https://nationalpost.com/opinion/canada-has-to-stop-pretending-our-hands-are-completely-tied-on-the-border 

"PM exaggerating refugee law", National Post, 13 July 2018, p. A10 https://nationalpost.com/opinion/trudeau-is-exaggerating-what-international-refugee-law-compels-canada-to-do 

"Demandeurs d'asile - Pour une politique cohérente", La Presse, 18 August 2017 http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/18fc7779-4b78-4c57-a3b2-e15842131677%7C_0.html 

"Canada's illogical refugee policy" National Post, 16 August 2017, p. A9 http://nationalpost.com/opinion/michael-barutciski-legal-loophole-allows-illegal-migrants-to-claim-refugee-protection/wcm/e441a98c-93a1-4c78-a532-cccaec8e04fd

”U.S. welcoming more refugees than you may think",
National Post, 14 March 2017, p. A9 http://nationalpost.com/opinion/michael-barutciski-the-u-s-under-trump-is-still-making-more-room-for-refugees-than-canada-and-the-eu-combined/wcm/92bb2127-ab1e-433c-88ed-9912811569c9

"Comment orienter les immigrants vers les régions?", Global Brief, Winter/Spring 2017, pp. 34-36 http://globalbrief.ca/blog/2017/03/02/comment-orienter-les-immigrants-vers-les-regions/

“Enough with this silly ‘loophole’ at the border. Mr. Trudeau, we need a clear policy, now”​, National Post, 2 March 2017 http://nationalpost.com/opinion/michael-barutciski-enough-with-this-silly-loophole-at-the-border-mr-trudeau-we-need-a-clear-policy-now/wcm/67f25c7f-02dd-404d-a554-98d4f8ccb902

“Can newcomers be told where they must live?”, The Globe and Mail, 24 August 2016, p. A11 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/can-immigrants-be-told-where-they-must-live-in-canada/article31519796/

"La fin de l'espace Schengen?", Global Brief, Query, Winter/Spring 2016, pp. 36-38 http://globalbrief.ca/blog/2016/02/19/la-fin-de-l%E2%80%99espace-schengen/

“Stemming the refugee crisis”, National Post, 8 September 2015 http://nationalpost.com/opinion/michael-barutciski-stemming-the-refugee-crisis/wcm/6da546f6-a072-419a-a02c-cc2db2126d27



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