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Australia to Transfer Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children from Nauru to Australia

Emilie McDonnell 4th November 2018

The Australian government has confirmed plans to transfer all asylum seeker and refugee children from Nauru to Australia by Christmas. This news comes after mounting pressure from the public, medical and legal organisations, human rights and refugee advocate groups, thousands of doctors, as well as from within the government’s own party, calling on the government […]

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Rohingyan Repatriation and the Principle of Non-Refoulment

Srihari Gopal 18th August 2018

Myanmar and Bangladesh recently concluded a controversial deal in order to repatriate the first batch of the Rohingyan refugees, much to international criticism. Bangladesh over the years has become home to about 655,000 refugees, who have been escaping persecution which has been described as ‘ethnic cleansing’ at the hands of the Buddhist majority government. Despite […]

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The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Emilie McDonnell 15th August 2018

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk and other areas along the Northern French coast in desperate and inhumane conditions appear to have been forgotten, no longer attracting our attention. In June 2018, I volunteered in Calais and Dunkirk with Oxfordshire Refugee Solidarity […]

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Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return in International Law

Loureen Sayej 14th May 2018

On this 70th commemoration of the Nakba (catastrophe), Palestinian refugees and their descendants still constitute one of the largest and longest-standing unresolved refugee crises in the world, with 7.54 million refugees in addition to 720,000 internally displaced persons.  Nearly  5.3 million refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees […]

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