Political Asylum & Refugees. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

Bhutanese without BhutanTibetan refugees fear India's crackdown on activismAustralia looks at detention limits for boat refugeesPakistani asylum seekersThe long goodbye: missteps along the ALP's broken roadMigration slows along with boat arrivalsResisting the force of a perilous tideSerge Alain Nitegeka: from Refugee to Acclaimed ArtistThe long goodbye: missteps along the ALP's broken roadResisting the force of a perilous tideMigration slows along with boat arrivalsTime limit urged for Australia refugee detentionsCall to limit asylum seeker detention to 90 daysLabor's seven deadly sinsUN Refugee Commissioner Urges Asylum Cooperation

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Students raise asylum awareness
24dash (press release)March 5, 2012

Leicester residents who fled their home countries to escape persecution will speak about the challenges of the UK asylum process for a student-led awareness week. The University of Leicester's first Refugee Week, organised entirely by students, ...more »

South Africa ignores deportee torture claims
Mail & Guardian OnlineMarch 9, 2012

He said that refugees and asylum seekers were "not good sources for information about the truth" about the political situation in the country as they needed to paint a bad picture of the DRC to ensure they were allowed into countries like South Africa ...more »

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Bhutanese without Bhutan
Himalayan TimesMarch 31, 2012

With no place to go for protection, the stateless approached the Nepal Government for asylum and started living the most pathetic refugee life in the bank of Mai River in Jhapa, Nepal. Gradually, with more and more refugee influx, seven other refugee...more »

Tibetan refugees fear India's crackdown on activism
GlobalPost (blog)March 31, 2012

Tibetans' refugee status makes life — and especially political activism — more tenuous in India than it is for refugees who have settled in Western countries. The freedom offered by citizenship in a Western country appeals to many Tibetans today, ...more »

Australia looks at detention limits for boat refugees
Calgary HeraldMarch 31, 2012

Though they come in relatively small numbers by global standards, the issue of asylum-seekers is a political hot potato in Australia that dominated national elections in 2010 because of a record number of boat arrivals from Asia.more »

Pakistani asylum seekers
Business RecorderMarch 30, 2012

Earlier this month, chief of the UK Border Agency Rob Whiteman, on a two-day visit to Pakistan to discuss irregular migration issues, disclosed that the number of applications from Pakistanis claiming asylum and refugee status under the international ...more »

The long goodbye: missteps along the ALP's broken road
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 30, 2012

A different policy would have benefited more refugees but would not have been open to political exploitation by a ruthless populist conservative such as Tony Abbott. The second strategic error concerned a failure of administrative attention to detail ...more »

Migration slows along with boat arrivals
Brisbane TimesMarch 30, 2012

Applications to Australia for asylum fell to 11500 last year, defying a global trend of rising applications. Across 44 industrialised countries surveyed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, asylum claims rose 20 per cent ...more »

Resisting the force of a perilous tide
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 30, 2012

Photo: Janie Barrett BEING the minister for immigration has an alluring upside but one considerable drawback, according to the man whose tenure in the job has coincided with a time when asylum seeker politics has been reduced to a single word: toxic.more »

Serge Alain Nitegeka: from Refugee to Acclaimed Artist
Voice of AmericaMarch 30, 2012

Nitegeka's works are reflections of his decade-long experiences as a refugee and an asylum seeker. He said “…and walk in my shoes…” could be seen as a “metaphor that allows participators in it to feel just a little like people who are forced to ...more »

The long goodbye: missteps along the ALP's broken road
The AgeMarch 30, 2012

A different policy would have benefited more refugees but would not have been open to political exploitation by a ruthless populist conservative such as Tony Abbott. The second strategic error concerned a failure of administrative attention to detail ...more »

Resisting the force of a perilous tide
The AgeMarch 30, 2012

BEING the minister for immigration has an alluring upside but one considerable drawback, according to the man whose tenure in the job has coincided with a time when asylum seeker politics has been reduced to a single word: toxic.more »

Migration slows along with boat arrivals
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 30, 2012

Applications to Australia for asylum fell to 11500 last year, defying a global trend of rising applications. Across 44 industrialised countries surveyed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, asylum claims rose 20 per cent ...more »

Time limit urged for Australia refugee detentions
Sin Chew Jit PohMarch 30, 2012

Though they come in relatively small numbers by global standards, the issue of asylum-seekers is a political hot potato in Australia that dominated national elections in 2010 due to a record number of boat arrivals from Asia.more »

Call to limit asylum seeker detention to 90 days
Sydney Morning HeraldMarch 30, 2012

Labor MP Daryl Melham, who chaired the committee, told journalists that the inquiry ''unfolded in a highly contested political scene and it is no secret that the report had little chance of ever being unanimous''. Even so, the committee has made 31 ...more »

Labor's seven deadly sins
ABC OnlineMarch 30, 2012

Almost every political observer recognises that unless something altogether unexpected happens, by late 2013 Australia will have an Abbott government. The more contentious question is what has gone wrong for Labor? This piece is offered as a ...more »

UN Refugee Commissioner Urges Asylum Cooperation
Eurasia ReviewMarch 30, 2012

While it is necessary to strengthen the capacities for welcoming and protecting refugees in southern coastal Mediterranean countries, Europe should equally remain a continent of asylum. Don't forget that 80 per cent of refugees are housed in developing ...more »

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