Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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  • Causes Of Climate Change Refugees

    In the next four decades, developed nations can expect a flood of climate change refugees. A large array of actors including politicians, government agencies, journalists and activists will respond to news about migration and immigration in a number of ways, through religious, ideological and emotional lenses. What will determine refugee assimilation processes and treatment in foreign lands depends on a number and quality of frames harnessed by agencies and media groups involving climate change and refugees as separate yet intertwining topics. Due to the largely negative connotations coupled with fearful and anxious messages involving refugees, frames can be detrimental to immigration and assimilation into Western society. However, evidence…

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  • Arguments Against Refugees In Australia

    is defined in the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees as any person who is; outside their own country and has a well-founded fear of being persecuted due to their race, religion, nationality or political opinion and is unwilling or unable to return. Australia has signed and ratified the Refugee Convention with the intent to implement the legislation and policy that is required in order to support those who are dislocated from their home country due to the treat of persecution.…

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  • Rights Of Refugees

    Countries who receive irregular migrants may find benefits and burdens. The International Maritime and Refugee Law and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) are the basic legal told which give recommendations to address procedures which need to be done by receiving countries. However receiving countries may not always cooperate or are not able enough to deal with the unending crisis. Despite this EU member states and signatories of international conventions are to keep with the…

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  • Refugees And Asylum Seekers: The Current Global Migration Crisis

    to question here, and the complexities and contradictions the process involves. Displaced persons seeking asylum are protected under the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention, but sovereign states actively implement restrictive measures that serve to criminalize asylum seekers and they are pushed to create their own refuge, as demonstrated by informal camps (Haglund, 2012). The global treatment and opinions towards asylum seekers are symptomatic…

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  • Luttwak Pros And Cons For Refugees

    In times of war or disaster, citizens often flee their home country in search of a safe haven in another. Such individuals have been termed “refugees.” More specifically, as defined by the 1951 Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who “is outside of the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or [because of] fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country” (Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees). In…

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  • Neighborhood In North Korea

    Based upon the issues concerning classification of refugeehood and the circumstances in which people seek refuge, the states and various global organizations have been partaking in extensive and continuing deliberations with regard to international policy issues concerning refugees and similar populations. Topics within said deliberations include areas relating to establishing legal protections, providing humanitarian aid, handling combatants, influx of populations from neighboring countries as…

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  • Coastal Refugees Essay

    2. TERRITORIAL WATERS Article 2(1) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)48 provides that, “[t]he sovereignty of a coastal State ex-tends, beyond its land territorial and internal waters and, in the case of an archipelagic State, its archipelagic waters, to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea”. This maritime zone extends up to 12 nautical miles (Article 3, UNCLOS). The only major exception to this sovereign power of the state is the right of…

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  • Essay On Haitian Refugees

    The Unfair Treatment of Haitian Refugees compared to their Cuban Counterparts. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are more refugees today than ever before—and more than half of them are believed to be children. Most of these people have left their homes in search of better living conditions and economic opportunities. This is especially true for Cuban and Haitian refugees. Living in a forever-changing world, we have to start rethinking our old…

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  • Canadian Response To Refugees Research Paper

    or reluctant to return to their country of origin because they will be, or they have a fear of being, persecuted. Persecution in the case of refugees is hostility or ill-treatment based on whom an individual is or their beliefs (textbook). Most refugees come from war torn countries, where rebel groups and armies exploit and abuse civilian populations, and refugees flee from these harmful situations in search of safety (voices from the front line article). In order to fully understand what a…

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  • Julian Paul Assange Case Study

    These articles which are of significant importance dictate that the circumstances under which a person is granted asylum is under the discretion of the state granting it. Furthermore, it states that the urgency of the situation under which asylum is granted and the provisions under which a person is to be considered “persecuted” are also at the discretion of the state granting asylum. Therefore, Ecuador argues that its decisions cannot be questioned or disputed under the provisions that have…

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