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State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

Laura Hilly 8th November 2012

On Tuesday this week, the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) in conjunction with the Oxford Migration Law Discussion Group (OxMLDG) welcomed Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Professor Dembour gave an engaging presentation entitled ‘State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?  This presentation drew […]

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Trapped between the Fences

Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler 10th September 2012

Following Laura’s post on new Australian policies on asylum seekers, events on Israel’s border with Egypt shed light yet again on the Israeli government’s (mis)handling of (primarily Eritrean and Sudanese) asylum seekers. For a week, a group of about 20 Eritreans fleeing Egypt have been trapped, after they crossed the rather flimsy Egyptian fence into Israeli territory, only […]

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Getting real on children’s rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia’s legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Jason Pobjoy 8th September 2012

Amidst the fierce debate surrounding the report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (Houston Report) and the subsequent enactment of the Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act 2012 (Cth) (Regional Processing Act), children’s rights have been kicked further under the carpet as the Australian Government persists in its crusade for legal exceptionalism. […]

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Getting real on children's rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia's legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

admin 8th September 2012

Amidst the fierce debate surrounding the report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (Houston Report) and the subsequent enactment of the Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act 2012 (Cth) (Regional Processing Act), children’s rights have been kicked further under the carpet as the Australian Government persists in its crusade for legal exceptionalism. […]

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Stigma and Stereotyping of Asylum Seekers: Is this the Australia We Want?

Guest Contributor 5th September 2012

Continuing with our Australian asylum seeker theme this week, the Oxford Human Rights Blog is delighted to welcome Australian writer, comedian, social commentator and participant from the SBS programme Go Back to Where You Came From, Catherine Deveny, to comment on the stigmatisation and stereotyping of asylum seekers in Australia. The Australian government policy to ‘stop […]

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