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Rights in Exile, IRRI's refugee legal aid newsletter, is a monthly publication that provides news and discussion on the provision of refugee legal aid globally.
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Rights in Exile Newsletter, July 2019 - Issue 104, July 2019 ISSN 2049-2650 Editorial Team: Catherine Tyson, Nejla Sammakia, Christian Jorgensen, Cristina de Nicolas, Nicolas Parent, Taylor Brooks, Olivia Bueno, Sirak Akalu Iyassu and Lucia Slot....
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Refugees’ self-reliance: The dilemma of implementing the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa - Tsion Tadesse Abebe is a Senior Researcher for the Migration Program at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This article was...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Failure to comply with the demands of a gang could be viewed as a political opinion, leading to asylum - This article was written by David Cleveland, Senior Volunteer Attorney at Catholic Charities of Washington, DC. He was chair of the AILA...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Resolving Negusie: The US Attorney General should recognize a broad duress defense to Article 1(F)(a) and grant asylum - This article was written by Chris Opila, a third-year student at the University of Michigan Law School. This article was...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
New USCIS memo denies access to non-adversarial affirmative asylum procedures for many vulnerable children - This article was published by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) on 13 June 2019, and appears here with permission....
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
News on Countries of Origin - Global UNHCR: A record of more than 70 million are displaced worldwide UN report: Escalating climate crisis will create “climate apartheid” Africa Spreading militancy in the Western Sahel sparks violence,...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
News on Countries of Asylum - Global Eric Kaufmann: A proposal of closed permanent refugee camps on Western soil The creeping criminalisation of humanitarian aid Africa BOTSWANA: High court ruling decriminalising same sex practices is promising...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Detention & Deportation News - Africa Pressure grows on Africa to take back its migrants LIBYA:  Refugees perish in detention centre in Zintan, Libya UN agencies raise alarm over grave conditions for migrants on land and sea Americas MEXICO: 900...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Statelessness - Global Citizenship and Statelessness Review: Issue 1 (June 2019)  Why citizenship is relevant to sustainable development: Considerations for the 2019 High Level Political Forum Africa Omani Association for Human Rights launches...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
World Refugee Day, deadlock at sea, obstacles to the right of asylum: The Tunisian case - On the occasion of World Refugee Day, June 20,  EuroMed Rights, a network of civil society organisations from both sides of the Mediterranean, released the...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
European activists fight back against “criminalisation” of aid for migrants and refugees - The following piece was written by freelance journalist Eric Reidy, and published 20 June 2019 on the occasion of World Refugee Day by The New...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Thousands of asylum seekers left waiting at the US-Mexico border - This is a piece co-written by Savitri Arvey,  Graduate Student Researcher at the Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego and Steph Leutert, Director of...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
The Trump Administration is hiding how it decides asylum cases, advocates say - This story was written by author Francie Diep, specialized in health and drug policy and the intersections of culture and science. It was published on 7 June 2019  by...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Biometrics: The new frontier of EU migration policy in Niger - The following piece, written by Giacomo Zandonini and published on 6 June 2019 by The New Humanitarian, reflects on the dangers to human rights safeguards posed by a new EU...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
EU sued at the International Criminal Court over Mediterranean migration policy – as more die at sea - The following short piece is by Maurice Stierl, Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Warwick whose research focuses on migration and border...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
A tale of two camps: The dissociation of Kakuma and Dadaab under the self-reliance agenda in Kenya - The following is a blog post written by Dr. Cory Rodgers with the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and it provides an analysis of...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
Statement to the UN Security Council by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl - The statement below was delivered on 23 May 2019 by the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) regarding the situation in the...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
US: Guadalupe Diaz-Velasquez v. William P. Barr on the nexus requirement - This case note summarises the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Guadalupe Diaz-Velasquez v. William P. Barr. The full decision is available...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
UK: Interim guidance on age assessment following latest judgement - This piece was originally published on the ECRE Asylum Information Database on 31 May 2019. It is reprinted here with permission.  The Home Office has issued interim guidance on...
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IRRI RightsInExile Jul 8
The case of A-C-M-: A summary of the US Board of Immigration Appeals - This ruling focuses on the asylum bar for material support of a terrorist organization, lack of a duress exemption On 6 June 2019, the US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)...
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