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Towards Adequate Assistance for Victims of Modern Day Slavery

Ewelina U. Ochab 5th September 2017

Modern day slavery is a topic of concern across the world. International concern is justified because in the 21st century, there are more victims of slavery than at the time when William Wilberforce fought to end slavery. Some of the victims of modern day slavery have gained media attention, as for example the Yazidi girls […]

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Asylum Seekers Gain the Right to Work in Ireland

Dáire McCormack-George 25th July 2017

Asylum seekers arriving in Ireland are prohibited from seeking employment until a determination of their application for asylum has been made. In the meantime, asylum seekers are required to stay in what are known as Direct Provision centres and receive an allowance of €19/week. In many cases, asylum seekers remain in Direct Provision for years. […]

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Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

Dilys Hartley 21st June 2017

Being stateless ultimately means having no nationality and having no nationality usually means having no documents to prove your identity. People can become stateless for many reasons, two of which are conflict and forced displacement. Conflict not only impacts stateless people the most heavily in their ability to flee, it also actively contributes to the […]

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Australia’s Deportation of Asylum Seekers Pending Determination of their Claims to Refugee Status

William Phillips 21st March 2017

The Australian Government has made no secret of its mission prevent the arrival of thousands of ‘unauthorised’ immigrants on its shores, ostensibly to thwart people smuggling (see the discussion here, here, and here). But despite its endeavours to develop ever more drastic measures to achieve this objective, the Commonwealth Government has always attempted to maintain […]

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