Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 94 items for :

  • "asylum policies" x
  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
A narrative of ‘them and ‘us’
Roger Zetter

9780719079740_C02.qxd 2a 22/2/10 15:10 Page 42 Roger Zetter Curtailing freedoms, diminishing rights in Britain’s asylum policy: a narrative of ‘them’ and ‘us’ Immigration and asylum policies ask crucial questions about national identity, about human rights, and about our values as compassionate citizens in an era of increasingly complex international challenges. Yet, except for small numbers of academics, advocates and activists, there is diminishing public concern for the way in which the increasingly draconian British asylum and immigration policies of

in Incarceration and human rights
From opt-outs to solidarity?
Aideen Elliott

which Ireland’s migration policies have been shaped by EU membership, and the role that Ireland played in the EU response to the migration policy crisis of 2015. Ireland’s migration and asylum policies remain largely unaffected by the EU migration policy crisis but have undergone significant changes in their own right in the past few years. These changes were brought about by developments at the

in Ireland and the European Union
Christian Kaunert and Dr Sarah Leonard

, 2003; Boswell, 2003a, b, 2008; Ellermann, 2008; Geddes, 2000, 2001; Stetter, 2000, 2007; Thielemann, 2001a, b, 2004, 2005, 2006; Thielemann and Dewan, 2006; Lavenex, 1998, 1999, 2001a, b, 2004, 2006; Occhipinti, 2003). With the establishment of internal competences in the area of asylum policy, it represents the acceptance of third countries of EU actorness in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ). However

in European internal security
The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2007

This book examines the intersection between incarceration and human rights. It is about why independent inspection of places of custody is a necessary part of human rights protection, and how that independence is manifested and preserved in practice. Immigration and asylum policies ask crucial questions about national identity, about human rights, and about our values as compassionate citizens in an era of increasingly complex international challenges. The book deals with the future of prisons and shows how the vulnerable population has been unconscionably treated. To arrive at a proper diagnosis of the expansive use and abuse of the prison in the age of economic deregulation and social insecurity, it is imperative that we effect some analytic breaks with the gamut of established approaches to incarceration. The book explores the new realities of criminal confinement of persons with mental illness. It traces the efforts of New Right think-tanks, police chiefs and other policy entrepreneurs to export neoliberal penality to Europe, with England and Wales acting as an 'acclimatization chamber'. In a series of interventions, of which his Oxford Amnesty Lecture is but one, Loic Wacquant has in recent years developed an incisive and invaluable analysis of the rise and effects of what he calls the penal state.

Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan
Dina Sidhva, Ann-Christin Zuntz, Ruba al Akash, Ayat Nashwan, and Areej Al-Majali

fluid relations between genders, and interactions between public and private spheres. While humanitarian reports foreground the impact of lost livelihoods, conflict-related violence and restrictive refugee-asylum policies on gender relations (e.g. CARE, 2016 ), the after-effects of more longstanding gender politics in pre-war societies are often missing from debates on gender and displacement ( Alsaba and Kapilashrami, 2016 ; Buckey-Zistel and Krause, 2017 ). In fact

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
EU policy entrepreneurship?
Christian Kaunert

upon the Copenhagen School’s securitisation theory and argue that migration issues have been securitised in the EU. Levy (2005, p. 35) comments that ‘the trend towards liberalisation seemed to be stopped dead in its tracks by the events of 9/11’, whereas Boswell (2008) remarks that while EU migration policies were not securitised since 9/11, this does not hold for asylum policies. However, this fear

in European internal security
Gender, migration, and refugee arts
Rachel A. Lewis

participatory arts projects can open up a space for articulating the negative impact of political asylum policies on the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers. While current scholarship on forced migration has begun to address the material forms of violence inflicted upon refugees and asylum seekers by the global detention and deportation regime (Gibney, 2008 ; Anderson et al., 2010 ; De Genova and Peutz, 2010 ), less attention has been paid to the psychic forms of violence and dispossession that repeated exposure to detention and deportation produce. And yet

in Art and migration
International, European and national frameworks
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

Allwood 01 24/2/10 1 10:26 Page 13 Policies and practices: international, European and national frameworks International, European and national policies and practices on refugee status determination and settlement/integration have changed over time in response to broader economic, political and social stimuli. Refugee and asylum policy is not simply a response to a recognised need on the part of those fleeing persecution; it is intricately connected to broader international politics (for example, during the Cold War, it played a part in asserting the

in Refugee women in Britain and France
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

lives of refugee women in the UK is valuable, because it informs policy-makers and service providers about the experiences, needs and resources of a large minority of those who will be affected by policy decisions and service provision. The commitment to gender mainstreaming made at the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing seems to have had little impact on UK immigration and asylum policy, which has not been systematically assessed for its gender impact (Dumper 2004a: 6–7). Neither are women refugees systematically included in academic and NGO publications and

in Refugee women in Britain and France
Thibaut Raboin

. The unreachable telos of the good life turns asylum into a site for a critique that extends beyond just 126 MUP_Raboin_LGBTAsylum_Revision2.indd 126 17/10/2016 12:24 the queer optimism of asylum asylum policy, in which voices from asylum seekers and advocates challenge a dominant conception of sexual citizenship that obfuscates its exclusion of queer migrants. The second part of this chapter will analyse three art projects and performances in order to re-evaluate sympathy and queer optimism in LGBT asylum discourses, recasting the possible relations between

in Discourses on LGBT asylum in the UK