Monday, December 1, 2008

Reports on Women's Asylum Claims

Asylum Aid has posted two reports (here) that you might find of interest.

Internal relocation:  As women’s asylum and human rights claims are more likely than men’s to be based on non-state persecution, women are disproportionately affected by the principle of internal relocation. This means even if you are recognised as being persecuted and at risk if you return to your home area, you may be told you can relocate to another part of your country. This report discusses the legal application of internal relocation and questions the appropriateness of this principle for women asylum seekers who have experienced gender based persecution.

Women's Asylum Claims in the UK:  This report was produced jointly by the Poppy Project and the Refugee Women's Resource Project at Asylum Aid. It considers all the asylum claims made by women who were trafficked into the UK and subsequently supported by the POPPY Project during 2007 and who went through the New Asylum Model process. Whilst improvements were found on procedural issues such as providing female case owners and interpreters, the rate of success at appeal showed that the quality of initial decision-making remains an issue.


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Most of these are not true persecution claims. Would we see the same number of cases if asylum claimants were barred from receiving any type of public assistance? And why do these people have to seek asylum in the United States? Why do not Africans fleeing brutal regimes in Africa seek asylum with their African brothers and sisters? Many asylum claimants in the United States pass through Mexico. Is Mexico living up to its obligations under the Refugee Convention?

Posted by: Thomas Lillich | Dec 1, 2008 9:07:36 AM

Thomas, once again you show that you have no idea what you are talking about. What's your evidence for your claim that "most of these are not true persecution claims"? You have none, of course, outside of your quite wild imagination. Unless you can cite some evidence please shut up about topics you know nothing about. As if further evidence were needed to show that you don't know what you're talking about, if you knew anything about refugees you know that in fact there are many more refugees in African countries than in the US and that African countries take in tens, often hundreds, of thousands of refugees each year, despite their own limited resources. You don't know this, of course, because you are an fool who does not let his ignorance stop him from expressing lies. Please, go play somewhere else since you cannot provide anything useful here.

Posted by: Matt Lister | Dec 1, 2008 9:55:22 AM

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