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The Challenge of Asylum to Legal Systems

1st Edition

Edited by Prakash Shah


296 pages

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Hardback: 9781859419816
pub: 2005-06-28
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A collection of papers presenting critical perspectives in the development of asylum law with a focus on European and UK developments, incorporating international human rights law and comparative law perspectives. Issues covered range from law-making at the EU level, with a particular focus on extra-territorial processing of refugees claims, asylum procedures, family members of those in need of protection, welfare benefits and impact of national level on the reception of EU norms. Domestic and comparative perspectives offered include discussions on detention, judicial decision-making, appeal rights, claims processing with particular reference to the role of interpreters and developments in Australia which have provided a model of thought worthy of emulation in the UK.


'This useful addition to the literature provides the insight that one might expect of governing instituations, and some cannon fodder, for those who would include this category of human rights problems in their courses and discourses about the integration of theory and practice.' - ASIL, Issue 34, February 2006

'This work is composed of analyses by leading experts in the field of refugee and asylum law. This examination of asylum presents a global, European, and comparative perspectives. It focuses on how asylum issues and the various legal regimes for controlling them have impacted Western Legal systems.'

- ASIL, Issue 34, February 2006

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Mental Health