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Asylum seekers

David Weissbrodt

in The Human Rights of Non-citizens

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199547821
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720086 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547821.003.0005
 Asylum seekers

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This chapter focuses on asylum seekers. It begins by defining ‘asylum seeker’, then explores the various asylum status determination procedures used to establish whether an asylum seeker warrants protection. An overview of asylum seeking populations in the world is also provided. The chapter explicates the rights of asylum seekers and concludes by contrasting the rights of asylum seekers with the actual situations they often encounter.

Keywords: asylum seeker; protection; human rights; UNCHR

Chapter.  10944 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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