Immigration and Asylum

The European Union Detaining Migrants in Libya – are they Breaching Non-Refoulment?

The European Union Detaining Migrants in Libya – are they Breaching Non-Refoulment?

The news coming out of Libya is dire. As the largest flow of modern African migration funnels through this single ...
Asylum Applications Should be Judged on the Basis of Law not Religious Doctrine

Asylum Applications Should be Judged on the Basis of Law not Religious Doctrine

In March 2019, a Home Office letter rejecting an asylum application made the headlines of the biggest media ...
Why Depriving Shamima Begum of her UK Citizenship Breaches International Law

Why Depriving Shamima Begum of her UK Citizenship Breaches International Law

 Shamima Begum, the British teenager who left the UK to marry an ISIS fighter, was recently found in Syria and ...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Eightieth Anniversary Reflection

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Eightieth Anniversary Reflection

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) fills important gaps in the Universal Declaration ...
The Citizenship Amendment Bill in Favour of Children Born to an Iranian Mother and an Afghan Father in Iran

The Citizenship Amendment Bill in Favour of Children Born to an Iranian Mother and an Afghan Father in Iran

On 4 November 2018, the Iranian Cabinet adopted a new bill concerning the amendment of citizenship laws to ...
An Analysis of the NRC controversy in Assam: Migration and Citizenship in India

An Analysis of the NRC controversy in Assam: Migration and Citizenship in India

On July 30, 2018, the second draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published by the Government of ...
Central American Caravan Migrants’ Right of Asylum Endangered by Trump’s Electoral Strategy

Central American Caravan Migrants’ Right of Asylum Endangered by Trump’s Electoral Strategy

On 13 October, a caravan of approximately 7,000 Central American migrants, including women and unaccompanied ...
Australia to Transfer Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children from Nauru to Australia

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

The Australian government has confirmed plans to transfer all asylum seeker and refugee children from Nauru to ...
Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

On 4 October 2018, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to stay the deportation of seven ...
Rohingyan Repatriation and the Principle of Non-Refoulment

Rohingyan Repatriation and the Principle of Non-Refoulment

Myanmar and Bangladesh recently concluded a controversial deal in order to repatriate the first batch of the ...
The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...
Trump, “Zero Tolerance,” and the Separation of Families

Trump, “Zero Tolerance,” and the Separation of Families

On June 20, in the wake of public outcry, President Donald Trump issued an executive order intended to end the ...

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