The discovery of the asylum

Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic

Author: David J. Rothman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202365534

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 9262

This text poses the question why Americans, beginning in the 1820s and 1830s, simultaneously and confidently constructed prisons, insane asylums, reformatories and almshouses to confine and treat their deviant and dependent population. In his introduction, Rothman examines the reasons that this question is now one of the core concerns of European and American social history; analyzes the many imaginative answers that have been proposed; and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses.

Seeking Asylum in the UK

Problems and Prospects

Author: Colin Harvey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780406895929

Category: Law

Page: 345

View: 2600

An examination of the emergence of the legal regime in the United Kingdom addressing refugees and asylum seekers.

Asylum And International Law

Author: S. Prakash Sinha

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789024750634

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 5392


The treatment of asylum seekers

tenth report of session 2006-07, Vol. 1: Report and formal minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on Human Rights

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104010440

Category: Law

Page: 126

View: 8175

The Committee's report considers human rights issues raised by the treatment of asylum seekers, from the time when they first claim asylum in the UK, through to either the granting of asylum, or, for asylum seekers whose claims are refused, their departure from the UK. The numbers claiming asylum in the UK increased rapidly during the late 1990s, and even though the numbers have reduced significantly every year since 2002, the issue of asylum remains high on the political and public agenda. The Government is required to "secure to everyone within their jurisdiction" the rights contained within the European Convention on Human Rights, including asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers. Issues discussed include: the relevant principal human rights standards and obligations which apply to the UK under the European Convention of Human Rights and other international instruments to which the UK is a party; the system and quality of support available; the provision of healthcare to asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers, in particular the impact of the overseas visitors' charging regulations for secondary healthcare which were introduced in 2004, and proposals to extend this charging scheme to primary care; the Government's reservation to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); the use of detention of asylum seekers and the need for training in refugee and human rights; and the treatment of asylum seekers by the media.

Immigration & Asylum

Author: Iris Teichmann

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583403969

Category: Law

Page: 32

View: 8677

Discusses why people immigrate, what governments can do to support or oppose immigration, the process of immigration, and the social and cultural effects.

Whatever Happened to Asylum in Britain?

A Tale of Two Walls

Author: Louise Pirouet

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571814685

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 1478

Refugees and asylum-seekers are high up on many people's political agenda, and there is much misinformation about them. Who are these asylum-seekers? Aren't they almost all 'bogus'? How does the Home Office decide whether or not they are genuine? Isn't the UN convention on Refugees out of date and in need of renegotiating? This book is based on visits to places where asylum seekers are detained, on working with lawyers representing asylum-seekers and on a close knowledge of many of the refugee organisations. It argues passionately that Britain should not throw away, through ignorance and misunderstanding, a reputation for providing a place of safety for the persecuted who have much to contribute to national life


A Moral Dilemma

Author: W. Gunther Plaut

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275951955

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 4545

This work presents political, ethnic, philosophical, religious and sociological arguments surrounding the issue of asylum and deals with some of the most troublesome and emotional conflicts in the news.

The Use and Abuse of Political Asylum in Britain and Germany

Author: Liza Schuster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761833

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 4637

All European states have the legal right to grant asylum but only Germany is obliged by law to do so. Liza Schuster contributes to the asylum debate primarily in the area of comparative politics in this study of British and German policies on asylum practice.

Migration, Borders and Asylum

Trends and Vulnerabilities in EU Policy

Author: Thierry Balzacq,Sergio Carrera

Publisher: CEPS

ISBN: 9290795727

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 79

View: 8218

What level of policy convergence has been achieved by EU member states on immigration, borders and asylum? Although this question may sound rather theoretical, in practice it has profound consequences on the everyday life of individuals and the very nature of the EU. Common action in this field is exacerbated by the significant obstacles that negatively impact the quality of policies and the success of their implementation. Together with the tense EU struggle between the intergovernmental and community method of governing, these factors are detrimental to an EU-wide policy for promoting freedom, justice and stability in an enlarging Union. In response, authors Thierry Balzacq and Sergio Carrera undertake a critical analysis of the most recent policy developments in this politically sensitive domain. They investigate persistent barriers to harmonisation and suggest how the EU may achieve policy optimalisation. Their work progressively develops a set of recommendations, aimed at overcoming current vulnerabilities in policy approximation and achieving the most appropriate action to ensure equal treatment and social cohesion in the EU.