Tag Archives: Refugees

Feb 6 2018

Racism is at the heart of Europe’s approach to asylum and immigration

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By: Hsiao-Hung Pai* Modou was shaking with anger when he called me. “Where is humanity?” he said. He was 17, from Gambia, and has been living in a camp in southern Sicily for nearly two years. He was crying for … Continue reading

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Oct 30 2017

India’s Rohingya Deportation Quagmire: Misplaced Nationalism or a Pragmatic Middle-ground?

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By Siddharth Sunil* Around the 9th of August 2017, news first broke that the Indian Central Government had passed detailed orders directing, inter alia, the deportation of Rohingya Muslims from the country. The order was passed under Section 3(2) (c) … Continue reading

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Aug 11 2017

Inside Immigration Detention

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By (Jason) Hung Yu Shing* “The 2001 Detention Centre Rule states the purpose of detention centers shall be to provide for the secure but humane accommodation of detained persons in a relaxed regime with as much freedom of movement and … Continue reading

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Aug 1 2017

The Quandary of the Climate Change Migrants: Revisiting the Climate Change Displacement Co-ordination Facility and their Legal Status

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By Rudresh Mandal and Hardik Subedi* Climate change today represents an onerous challenge to legal responsibility across geographical and inter-generational boundaries. Both the environmental as well as the social effects of global climate change are necessitating a re-imagination of the … Continue reading

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Jul 7 2017

Non-Refoulement as Lex Specialis?

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By Jenny Poon* Academic debates often surround whether refugee law is lex specialis, so that when both refugee law and human rights law apply in the same scenario, refugee law will take precedence over and displace the human rights law … Continue reading

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May 16 2017

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

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By Dilys Hartley* Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eu_echo/15350487815/in/photolist-potge2 Being stateless ultimately means having no nationality, and having no nationality usually means having no documents to prove one’s identity. People can become stateless for many reasons, two of which are conflict and forced displacement. … Continue reading

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Feb 22 2017

Battle of Mosul: Mass Displacement of Natives and a Blatant Violation of International Humanitarian Laws

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By P Avinash Reddy* Islamic State of Iraq and Levante (ISIL/ISIS) startled the international community when it seized and established control over the city of Mosul in June 2014. Since then, the city had become a major hub for terrorist … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Let’s Be Clear: This is a Muslim Ban

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By Alexandra Funk* On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed an executive order – “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” – that suspended entry to the U.S. for any refugee for 120 days; indefinitely … Continue reading

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Jan 23 2017

Responsibility of the First World Nations to Protect Refugees: Non-Refoulement as an Obligation Erga Omnes

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By Devershi Mishra and Komal Khare* The Global North’s approach to addressing the European refugee crisis raises troubling questions about their self-professed democratic standards. Europe, North America, and Australia’s responses to the refugee crisis are discriminatory: cemented on disguised racism, … Continue reading

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Jun 20 2015

Redeeming the human: direct action and human rights at Yarl’s Wood

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Nicci Shall is a graduate in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and a current student on the MSc Human Rights programme at LSE. She is interested in structural racism and processes of social exclusion. In the midst of the … Continue reading

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