Immigration and Asylum

UN Committee Condemns Australia’s Punitive Asylum Policy

UN Committee Condemns Australia’s Punitive Asylum Policy

On 23 June 2017, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted its concluding observations on ...
Asylum Seekers Gain the Right to Work in Ireland

Asylum Seekers Gain the Right to Work in Ireland

Asylum seekers arriving in Ireland are prohibited from seeking employment until a determination of their ...
Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

Being stateless ultimately means having no nationality and having no nationality usually means having no documents ...
After Liberation From Daesh – Realising the Right to Return?

After Liberation From Daesh – Realising the Right to Return?

As the world focuses on the debates surrounding US President Trump’s foreign policy, especially the recently ...
The Travel Ban as Religious Discrimination: Judges’ Engagement of Political Discourse and Recent History

The Travel Ban as Religious Discrimination: Judges’ Engagement of Political Discourse and Recent History

On March 15, 2017, two federal district courts, in Hawaii and Maryland, enjoined the enforcement of President ...
Australia’s Deportation of Asylum Seekers Pending Determination of their Claims to Refugee Status

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

The Australian Government has made no secret of its mission prevent the arrival of thousands of ‘unauthorised’ ...
The Plight of the ‘Stateless’ Rohingyas: Probing the Fate of the Rohingya Refugees in India

The Plight of the ‘Stateless’ Rohingyas: Probing the Fate of the Rohingya Refugees in India

In the first week of 2017, a video surfaced, where the police officers in Myanmar are seen nonchalantly beating and
Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis

Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants met in New York on 19 September 2016. There were heightened expectations ...
Banning Refugees From Australia: Not Targeting Those Preying On The Vulnerable – Just Preying On The Vulnerable

Banning Refugees From Australia: Not Targeting Those Preying On The Vulnerable – Just Preying On The Vulnerable

As previously discussed on this blog here and here, since 2001, Australia has made concerted efforts to intercept ...
Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable

Australia set to ban asylum seekers from entering Australia: It is time to hold Australia accountable

On the 30th of October 2016, the Australian government announced that it would be introducing a law into parliament
Six months later: a reflection on what has changed since the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ordered an end to detention on Manus Island

Six months later: a reflection on what has changed since the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea ordered an end to detention on Manus Island

On 26 April 2016, the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (PNG) ruled that the detention of asylum seeker and refugee
EUNAVFOR Med: A Military Operation on Shifty Waters

EUNAVFOR Med: A Military Operation on Shifty Waters

EUNAVFOR Med (referred to in this post as the “Operation”) was commissioned by the European Council on 18th May, ...

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