Access to Asylum

International Refugee Law and the Globalisation of Migration Control

Author: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950116X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 2363

Is there still a right to seek asylum in a globalised world? Migration control has increasingly moved to the high seas or the territory of transit and origin countries, and is now commonly outsourced to private actors. Under threat of financial penalties airlines today reject any passenger not in possession of a valid visa, and private contractors are used to run detention centres and man border crossings. In this volume Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen examines the impact of these new practices for refugees' access to asylum. A systematic analysis is provided of the reach and limits of international refugee law when migration control is carried out extraterritorially or by non-state actors. State practice from around the globe and case law from all the major human rights institutions is discussed. The arguments are further linked to wider debates in human rights, general international law and political science.

Towards a Refugee Oriented Right of Asylum

Author: Laura Westra,Satvinder Juss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317009215

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

View: 6140

This volume explores the factors that give rise to the number of people seeking asylum and examines the barriers they currently and will continue to face. Divided into three parts, the authors first explore the causality that generates displacement, examining climate change, illegal conflicts and the deprivation of natural resources. They argue that all of these problems either originate from human agency directly, or are strongly influenced by human activities, particularly those of wealthy countries in the North West. The study goes on to discuss how migrants are received and the problems they face on arrival, and concludes with confronting the fate and the status of asylum seekers after arrival, and the walls, both virtual and material, that they encounter. The authors propose ways of approaching the situation, beyond the present language and the limited interpretations of the Convention on the Status of Refugees. Written by leading experts in environmental ethics, asylum law, and international law, the book will be essential reading for those working in these and related areas.

States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection

Fortresses and Fairness

Author: Maria O'Sullivan,Dallal Stevens

Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781509901289


Page: 336

View: 6075

This timely volume seeks to examine two of the most pertinent current challenges faced by asylum seekers in gaining access to international refugee protection: first, the obstacles to physical access to territory and, second, the barriers to accessing a quality asylum procedure - which the editors have termed 'access to justice'.To address these aims, the book brings together leading commentators from a range of backgrounds, including law, sociology and political science. It also includes contributions from NGO practitioners. This allows the collection to offer interdisciplinary analysis and to incorporate both theoretical and practical perspectives on questions of immense contemporary significance. While the examination offers a strong focus on European legal and policy developments, the book also addresses the issues in different regions (Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Australia). Given the currency of the questions under debate, this book will be essential reading for all scholars in the field of asylum law.

Accessing Asylum in Europe

Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights Under EU Law

Author: Violeta Moreno-Lax

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198701002

Category: Law

Page: 568

View: 9037

Europe is currently experiencing a so-called "refugee crisis," demonstrated by millions of displaced people unseen since World War II. This book examines the interface between the EU's response to irregular flows, in particular the main extraterritorial border and migration controls taken by the Member States, and the rights asylum seekers acquire from EU law. "Remote control" techniques, such as the imposition of visas, fines on carriers transporting unsatisfactorily documented third-country nationals, and interception at sea are investigated in detail in a bid to assess the impact these measures have on access to asylum in the EU. The book also thoroughly analyses the rights recognised by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to persons in need of international protection, inclusive of the principle of non-refoulement, the right to leave any country including one's own, the right to asylum, and the right to remedies and effective judicial protection. The fundamental focus of the book is the relationship between the aforementioned border and migration controls and the rights of asylum seekers and, most importantly, how these rights (should) limit the scope of such measures and the ways in which they are implemented. The ultimate goal is to conclude whether the current series of extraterritorial mechanisms of pre-entry vetting is compatible in EU law with the EU rights of refugees and forced migrants.

The Asylum

Author: John Harwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544003470

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 6820

After waking up in a small asylum in England with no memory of the past several weeks, Georgia Ferrars learns that her family believes she is an imposter in this gothic thriller from the author of The Ghost Writer.

Seeking Asylum in the European Union

Selected Protection Issues Raised by the Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System

Author: Céline Bauloz,Meltem Ineli-Ciger,Sarah Singer,Vladislava Stoyanova

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004290168

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 3716

Seeking Asylum in the European Union provides critical analyses of selected problems that scholars and policy-makers will have to address in the ‘second phase’ of the Common European Asylum System: the comprehensive recast of European asylum legislation completed in 2013. With a foreword by Professor Hélène Lambert.

The Sexual Politics of Asylum

Author: Calogero Giametta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317200594

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3337

Today within neoliberal democracies, gender and sexuality provisions give people the opportunity of being granted social and legal protection. But how does the asylum system intervene within claimants’ understandings of themselves and in what ways does this affect their livelihoods in the country of arrival? The Sexual Politics of Asylum emerges from a 2 year long ethnography, which explores the experiences of 60 gender and sexual minority refugees in the UK. Bringing previously unheard stories to the forefront, this enlightening volume challenges dominant notions about the construction of sexuality and gender as an instrument for claiming rights in a world shaped by postcolonial relations. Giametta first examines why the migratory experience of the studied migrants is located within a set of humanitarian-inflected discourses that privilege suffering and trauma. This is then followed by an assessment of the respondents’ biographical accounts, which consequently uncovers how being situated in liminal socio-political and legal interstices produces precarious forms of life. Whilst the topic of asylum for gender and sexual minorities has attracted wide media coverage over the past decade, there persists a lack of academic attention to the complex experiences of these refugees. As such, this timely book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in human rights, sociology, anthropology, migration, sexuality, gender and cultural studies, as well as people working within the refugee granting process.

Let Me Be a Refugee

Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada, and Australia

Author: Rebecca Hamlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199373310

Category: Law

Page: 229

View: 8437

"This book compares the refugee status determination (RSD) regimes of three popular asylum seeker destinations. Despite similarly high levels of political resistance to accepting asylum seekers, because administrative justice is conceptualized and organized differently in every state, they vary in how they draw the line between refugee and non-refugee"--

Women of the Asylum

Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

Author: Jeffrey L. Geller,Maxine Harris

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 6783

Accounts by women placed in asylums from 1840 to 1945 provide a chilling study of psychiatric institutions and attitudes toward women


Author: Madeleine Roux

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007538235

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5477

The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past... A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers

An International Legal Perspective

Author: Ademola Abass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317069153

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 4089

This book presents a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. The chapters consider the fundamental challenges which undermine an effective asylum process as well as regional difficulties with the various circumstances surrounding asylum seekers. With contributions on Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East, and the Pacific, the collection strives to appreciate what informs each region’s approach to the asylum process and asks if there are issues common to every region and if regions can learn from one another. The book seeks an understanding of the existing legal regime for the protection of asylum seekers and how regional institutions such as human rights commissions and regional courts enforce and adjudicate the law. The volume will be valuable to those interested in international law, migration and human rights.

The Reception of Asylum Seekers Under International Law

Between Sovereignty and Equality

Author: Lieneke Slingenberg

Publisher: Hart Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781509909254

Category: Law

Page: 430

View: 1378

Now available in paperback! Increasingly, European states are using policy on the reception of asylum seekers as an instrument of immigration control, e.g. by deterring the lodging of asylum applications, preventing integration into their societies, and exercising a large degree of control over asylum seekers in order to facilitate expulsion. The European Union is currently engaged in a process of developing minimum conditions for the reception of asylum seekers, as part of a Common European Asylum System. This book critically examines the outcomes of the negotiation process on these minimum standards (Directive 2003/9/EC and Directive 2013/33/EU) in relation to international refugee law, international social security law, and international human rights law. It presents a comprehensive analysis of state obligations that stem from these different fields of law with regard to asylum seekers' access to the labour market and social security benefits. It then compares them to the minimum standards developed in the European Union. To this end, the book offers an in-depth study into the notion of non-discrimination on the basis of nationality in the field of social security and a detailed analysis of recent developments in the case law of the European Court on Human Rights on positive obligations in the socioeconomic sphere. The special characteristics of international legal obligations for states in the socioeconomic sphere and the legal consequences of the tentative legal status of asylum seekers are taken into account. In addition, how the instrumental use of social policy relates to international law is examined. (Series: Studies in International Law, Vol. 51) [Subject: International Law, Human Rights Law, Asylum Law, Refugee Law, Immigration Law]

The Asylum

The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market

Author: Leah McGrath Goodman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062042323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 3001

The Asylum is a stunning exposé by a seasoned Wall Street journalist that once and for all reveals the truth behind America’s oil addiction in all its unscripted and dysfunctional glory. In the tradition of Too Big to Fail and Liar’s Poker, author Leah McGrath Goodman tells the amazing-but-true story of a band of struggling, hardscrabble traders who, after enduring decades of scorn from New York’s stuffy financial establishment, overcame more than a century of failure, infighting, and brinksmanship to build the world’s reigning oil empire—entirely by accident.

The Right to Seek Refugee Status in the European Union

Author: Sylvie Da Lomba

Publisher: Intersentia nv

ISBN: 9050953492

Category: Law

Page: 325

View: 5205

This book analyses the implications of the EU asylum policy for the right to seek refugee status within the meaning of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Relevant EU legislation and proposals for future legislation are measured against the standards set out in international refugee and human rights law with a view to making law reform proposals for the protection of the right to seek refugee status within the EU.

Cycling to Asylum

Author: Su J Sokol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781928049227


Page: 338

View: 2825

Ina near-future New York subject to an increasingly hostile government, Laek and Janie flee across the border by bicycle into Quebec with their two young children.Cycling to Asylum, longlisted for the Sunburst Award, is a unique work of interstitial fiction from an exciting new Montreal author."

Ubu Roi

Author: Alfred Jarry

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112551

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 8354

Stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences at the 1896 premiere with its scatalogical references, features a cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque main character — the author's metaphor for modern man.

Access to Justice for Migrants and Asylum Seekers in Europe

Author: Jeremy McBride

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287166456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

View: 3351

Further to the 28th Conference of European Ministers of Justice (Lanzarote, Spain, 25-26 October 2007), the Council of Europe has continued working on access to justice for migrants and asylum seekers. This publication contains an assessment of the situation faced by this vulnerable category of persons in accessing justice. It deals in particular with the identification of measures - both existing and new - for facilitating and ensuring such access for these people.

Asylum - A Right Denied

A Critical Analysis of European Asylum Policy

Author: Dr Helen O'Nions

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403681

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8735

In recent decades, asylum has emerged as a highly politicized European issue. The term ‘asylum seeker’ has suffered a negative perception and has been associated with notions of illegality and criminality in mainstream media. These misconceptions have been supported by politicians as a distraction from economic and political uncertainties with the result that asylum seekers have been deprived of significant rights. This book examines the effect of recent attempts of harmonization on the identification and protection of refugees. It considers the extent of obligations on the state to admit and protect refugees and examines the 1951 Refugee Convention. The motivations of European legislators and legislation concerning asylum procedures and reception conditions are also analysed. Proposals and initiatives for refugee movements and determinations are examined and assessed. The author makes suggestions for better protection of refugees while responding to the security concerns of States, and questions whether European law and policy is doing enough to uphold the fundamental right to seek and enjoy asylum as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This book takes a bold look at a controversial issue and generates discussion for those involved in the fields of human rights, migrational and transnational studies, law and society and international law.