Thursday, August 4, 2022

Immigration Article of the Day: A Comparative Perspective on Safe Third and First Country of Asylum Policies in the United Kingdom and North America: Legal Norms, Principles and Lessons Learned by Susan M. Akram & Elizabeth Ruddick

A Comparative Perspective on Safe Third and First Country of Asylum Policies in the United Kingdom and North America: Legal Norms, Principles and Lessons Learned by Susan M. Akram & Elizabeth Ruddick, Boston University International Law Journal (2022)

Abstract

 This article will first look at the history of “safe country” rules and procedures in North America before exploring litigation over such rules in the United Kingdom, in order to identify emerging legal norms limiting or prohibiting “safe country” transfers.  We will argue that although there is a clear legal consensus that transfer cannot take place without an individualized assessment of whether it would put an asylum-seeker at risk of refoulement or inhuman and degrading treatment, there is so far little indication of consensus on the need to ensure access to the positive benefits of refugee status, such as housing, education, employment and eventual integration, or on the relevance to the legality of the transfer of social and cultural ties or private and family life. 

 KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2022/08/immigration-article-of-the-day-a-comparative-perspective-on-safe-third-and-first-country-of-asylum-p.html

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