Immigration and Asylum

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 ...
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, ...
Thinking Long–term: A Foundational Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees

Thinking Long–term: A Foundational Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees

The world is currently facing the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. The debate so far has rightly ...
What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime?

What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime?

On 19 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants . This historical Summit ...
Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

The right to a nationality — or as Hannah Arendt put it: “a right to have rights” — has been recognised in various ...
The Ramifications of Kenya’s Decision to Expel Refugees From Dadaab Camp

The Ramifications of Kenya’s Decision to Expel Refugees From Dadaab Camp

The Kenyan government has come under sharp criticism following its decision to return refugees in Dadaab Camp back ...
Brexit, Sovereignty and Reality

Brexit, Sovereignty and Reality

The referendum campaign has been marked by claims and counter-claims, with each side contesting the ‘facts’ ...
Rethinking Asylum-Seeker Detention in Hong Kong

Rethinking Asylum-Seeker Detention in Hong Kong

The right of asylum is admittedly not an absolute right given that it requires a fine balance of interests to be ...
A Right to Change Employer for Overseas Domestic Workers

A Right to Change Employer for Overseas Domestic Workers

Theresa May, the UK Home Secretary, presented the adoption of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as a ‘historic ...
Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

On 3 December 2015, the High Court (Administrative Division) of England and Wales rendered an important decision ...
Dignifying Movement: Advocating for Reform of Irish Labour Migration Policy

Dignifying Movement: Advocating for Reform of Irish Labour Migration Policy

Migration is a global reality that has increasingly become the subject of academic and popular debate. Last week, ...
Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

Can a State Refuse Migrant Family Allowances Due to Irregular Reunification?

In Osungu and Lokongo v. France (delivered on 8/9/2015), the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) rejected ...

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