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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, May

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place": Australia's Mandatory Detention of Asylum Seekers
Abstract For fourteen years Australia has detained asylum seekers arriving unlawfully in its territory. It also intercepts asylum seekers arriving in the territorial waters, detaining them in third countries and preventing them from seeking refugee...
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Detaining the Displaced
Over the last few years, the public has become increasingly aware of the fact that many asylum seekers are imprisoned by the very states they flee to in search of protection. In February 2002, Australian citizens, including members of church and community...
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Detention in Canada: Are We on the Slippery Slope?
Abstract Canada's detention policies and practices are far less draconian than those of our neighbours. There are nevertheless concerns about the commitment to detain more people as a measure of security and deterrence, in part as the response to...
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Detention of Asylum Seekers in Mexico
Abstract Mexico ratified the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol in April 2000. While Regulations establishing a mechanism for eligibility determination were issued at the same time, the Mexican government began a...
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Interpretation Consistent with International Law? the Detention of Asylum Seekers in South Africa
Abstract On paper, South African law concerning detention of asylum seekers appears consistent with international standards. However, the text of the Act is vague and overly broad, permitting interpretations inconsistent with international human...
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Living Up to America's Values: Reforming the U.S. Detention System for Asylum Seekers
Abstract The U.S. detention system for asylum seekers is fundamentally flawed. These flaws reflect an underlying lack of fairness that is inconsistent with international law and with U.S. traditions of fairness. For instance, the initial determination...
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Seeking Freedom: A Child Finds Himself Behind Bars
Abstract This article examines the case of a seventeen-year-old Algerian teen, indefinitely detained by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service in an adult facility, on the basis of radial and dental exams. Resume Cet article...
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