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Among defence recently submitted in support after the refusal of a large number of Sinhala asylum appeals on humanitarian grounds, is the ground of threat to life and liberty due to sexual orientation, an understandable fear of persecution.
The bill, which also states asylum-seeking minors who were married abroad will not have their marriages recognised by the state, comes after a report by the Integration Ministry last year revealed there were 27 minors in the Danish asylum system who ...

[JURIST] Croatian police are forcing those seeking asylum in Croatia [HRW backgrounder] back to Serbia in violation of EU policy, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [press release] on Friday.
Of course later, when I explained the storyline and especially when I could show people the first rough cut, everything was crystal clear.
U.N. workers witnessed buses loaded with Gambian women and children heading toward Senegal, where many of us have been stranded for years without refugee status.
On January 17 the ECRE's asylum Information database (AIDA) published an overview of the latest asylum trends revealing sharper discrepancies in the distribution of refugees across Europe, as well as persisting disparities in the recognition of ...

The judgment relates to asylum seekers in immigration detention from 2005 to the end of 2014. Some asylum seekers considered by the Home Office to have particularly weak cases were placed in Detained Fast Track (DFT), meaning they had just seven ...
The new head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and refugees (BAMF) said in an interview published Wednesday that she expects the number of rejected asylum seekers voluntarily retuning to their country of origin to markedly increase in 2017.
(Budapest) - Croatian police are forcing asylum seekers back to Serbia from inside Croatia, in some cases using violence, without giving them an opportunity to ...
Casting about for ways to manage refugee flows, some European policymakers speak of emulating Australia's use of offshore processing centers in neighboring ...
In this June 22, 2016 photo, Border Patrol agents stands near a border structure in San Diego. Immigrant advocacy groups are accusing U.S.
The unwritten rule for those without visas and hoping to claim asylum in Poland is to travel in the crowded final sleeper carriage.
Edward J. Snowden speaking to an audience in Massachusetts during a live video webcast in 2016. Credit Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times.
Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S.
Joliet - A Joliet man who killed his mother could spend the rest of his life confined to a mental health facility. Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes on Tuesday ordered Charles "C.
Syrian refugee Mohammed (R) is drinking coffee with the Dutch family Doevendans-van der Hoofd at their home in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands on 10 September 2015.
She was in Wilmington in January in order to meet with a client who sought asylum in the United States. With Liz's help, that asylum seeker has been successful and is settled in North Carolina, right outside of town. Liz is doing this work through a ...

People in Brest boarding a train leaving for the Polish town of Terespol. According to data provided by Poland's Office for Foreigners, a growing number of Tajik nationals began claiming asylum in Poland toward the end of 2015, as the crackdown back ...
Now, Pyotr Pavlensky, Russia's best-known anti-government performance artist, has fled to France, where he intends to seek political asylum. Russian authorities questioned Mr. Pavlensky and his partner, Oksana Shalygina, last month after an actress at ...
"They are planning ... to seek political asylum, on the basis of ... their 2003 eviction and the 2008 forced demolition, their repeated attempts to seek redress, her detention [in labor camp] in 2008 and her detention during the G20 summit [last ...
By Alessandra Prentice and Margaryta Chornokondratenko. Kiev (Reuters) - Russian dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky, whose protests against the state have included nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, has said he plans to seek asylum in France.
The Afghan asylum seeker clasps his hands tightly in front of him as he speaks. "I didn't know anyone when I arrived in Athens," he begins.
Just last week, the Cuban government arrested Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and Cuban opposition leader Dr. Oscar Biscet.
A total of 722,370 first-time applicants filed requests for political asylum in Germany in 2016, according to the Federal Office for Migration and refugees (BAMF).
The five Cubans who turned themselves into U.S. immigration authorities Saturday afternoon were back in Mexico Sunday after they withdrew their asylum applications out of fear they would miss out on any relief President-elect Donald Trump might provide.
Nigeria's lower house has voted to offer Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down, according to Gambian MPs.
The Israeli government, by not assessing individual asylum claims or granting refugee status, effectively bars asylum seekers from work permits, healthcare and welfare services that refugees are entitled to under international law. Without an official ...
Clarke said officers in the City of Winnipeg, for example, are more likely to allow an asylum seeker to make a refugee claim than officers at the border.
A group of former Turkish officers and diplomats, who had worked in Norway, have asked the Northern European country's authorities for asylum over fears of being imprisoned or subjected to violence upon return to Ankara, Norwegian media reported Friday.
"Albanians sought asylum on an economic basis, but only 0.01 per cent of these cases were approved and the rest were repatriated.
Belgium - Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece and Italy to other European Union (EU) member states through the EU relocation programme, according to IOM, which is facilitating the operation.
rights groups excoriated European governments for the asylum-seekers' poor living conditions. "What we see in Serbia and Greece has almost nothing to do with winter," aid organization Medicins Sans Frontieres said on twitter, "It's rather about EU ...
In keeping with City of asylum's international mission, that milestone occurred just a couple hours ago, with the swearing-in of 18 new American citizens from 13 countries by U.S.
President Obama is abandoning America's five decade-old policy on asylum seekers that guarantees Cubans asylum in the United States.
Germany has received nearly 1.2 million asylum seekers over the past two years, while Italy received 335,000 arrivals over the course of 2015 and 2016.
Nigeria's lower house of parliament has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari make an asylum offer to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to accept his loss to Adama Barrow in the December 1 elections, leaving Gambia with a ...
SNP MP Alison Thewliss led a parliamentary debate in which she criticised the government for "keeping asylum seekers in destitution".
MBW hears that one of the most iconic record label brands in US history is getting a new lease of life at Warner music Group. Since asylum Records was founded back in 1971 by David Geffen and Elliot Roberts, it's been through a number of guises.
For longer than some people have been alive on this planet, the Joker has terrorized the Dark Knight. While it hasn't been 75 years since Hot toys first teased its take on the Batman: Arkham asylum version of the Joker, the gap between the first hints ...
Following concerns from NGOs and humanitarian groups about how the U.K. government assesses the credibility of Christian converts from hostile nations who apply for asylum, U.K's visa and immigration agency is now training its caseworkers to assess ...
Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced his asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (H.R. 391) yesterday, which would narrow the "credible fear" standards that illegal aliens must meet in order to make an asylum claim. Rep. Chaffetz first introduced this ...
The refugee crisis which has been developing across Europe and further afield has brought into sharp focus many aspects of how the UK's immigration system treats people who come to the UK to claim asylum. It is therefore right to be rethinking our ...
When City of asylum opens its distinctive new bookstore on Saturday, visitors to the North Side will be able to browse a carefully curated selection of 8,000 volumes by authors from all over the world in a renovated Masonic hall now called Alphabet City.
Petitioner Nassuma Fomba Jabateh, a native and citizen of Liberia, filed a petition with this Court seeking to vacate an order from the Board of Immigration Appeals that denied his applications for asylum and withholding of removal under 8 U.S.C ...
[JURIST] The conditions on Greek Islands for asylum seekers has been labeled as "untenable" by the European Commission [official website] due to heavy snowfall in the region, said a spokesperson on Monday.
Rejected asylum-seekers could escape deportation from Berlin if they are the victims of far-Right violence, under new proposals being considered by the regional government.
Arkham asylum has been an important location in the DC comics and video games but it is unlikely it will be a major location in "Justice League.
"Every single person on the planet Earth, if he gets into this country, can stay indefinitely by saying two magic words: political asylum," Stein said. "You say 'political asylum,' you get a work card and you get an indefinite right to stay until the ...
The separatist leaders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), one of the four provinces of Pakistan, are finding it hard to get asylum in India. So far, one or two separatist leaders have managed to travel to India to mobilise the Pakhtoons living here and to ...
A commemoration march marking 12 years since the death of Oury Jalloh, an asylum-seeker who was killed by a fire in a police cell in Dessau, attracted an estimated 1,100 people on Saturday.


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