Immigration and Asylum

The Forced Expulsion of Rohingyas Reflects Why India Needs a Refugee Law

The Forced Expulsion of Rohingyas Reflects Why India Needs a Refugee Law

The Indian Government recently revealed its decision to deport the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country, ...
An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In the opening statement made in the Human Rights Council’s 36th session on 11th September 2017, the United ...
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 ...
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 ...

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