Questions tagged [asylum]

Asylum is a situation where a person or group flees to another country and seeks to become a resident of said country for political reasons. Use with country tags as needed if discussing asylum sought by its citizens, or being granted by a country.

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What are the Realpolitik benefits in taking in refugees from the perspective of Europe?

The principal argument, to my knowledge, that Europe ought to take in refugees from Syria (and other war torn countries) is a moral one. The refugees are innocent victims of brutal wars, the ...
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Physical presence in the US for asylum seekers?

Recently heard (CNN 7/5/18: interview of Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma)) that foreign nationals should go to the US consulate in their country to apply for asylum, as this is the correct method (and ...
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What kind of country would offer Snowden the most secure asylum?

What kind of country would offer Edward Snowden the most secure asylum? Would it be a country with a strong commitment to human rights? A country that is not on friendly terms with the United States? ...
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Why isn't Japan criticized for its refugee policies as much as other developed countries are?

Japan is unique among the world's most developed countries for its extremely harsh policies towards refugees. The policy is fully acknowledged by the Japanese leaders who have been quoted saying: I ...
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Why don't countries opposing the inflow of refugees leave the 1951 Refugee Convention?

Critics of anti-refugee governments such as Australia or Hungary often mention the 1951 Refugee Convention as the reason why all states should respect the right to asylum. So why don't those ...
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What percentage of asylum seekers who entered the EU during the 2015 refugee crisis were eventually granted full asylum?

Approximately one million asylum seekers arrived to the EU at the peak of the refugee crisis back in 2015. At that time, there were numerous debates in the public as to whether or not these were "true"...
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What legal recourse is available in the EU if it turns out that Greece has been doing “illegal pushbacks” of asylum seekers?

The Greek government is denying that any asylum seekers have been (illegally) pushed back to Turkey, which would contravene the UN Convention provision of non-refoulement, which is also incorporated ...
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If the EU claims to support the immigration of genuine refugees, why aren't there asylum processing centers abroad?

Various European leaders often claim that their countries support genuine refugees and criticize Central/Southern European countries for having a hostile attitude towards them. Some even claim that EU ...
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What is the difference between war refugees and deserters?

To give one example, the US government reserves the right to reinstate conscription at any time. If conscription is reinstated, anyone fleeing the US territory to escape the war will become a deserter ...