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right of asylum

n. pl. rights of asylum
Entitlement of a person to a certain government's protection within its boundaries against the claims or actions of another government.
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At the 4th conference of this kind, organized by the Joint Committee for Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to BiH, the respect of the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants was one of the main topics discussed, with a special emphasis on respecting all domestic and international standards of human rights protection.
"The EU has justifiably come under fire for its response to the refugee crisis but today's proposals … will do nothing to allay this," she said, accusing the Commission of seeking to curb the rights of asylum seekers and "an obsession with punitive measures".
But there are no details yet on how the EU will do any better job of protecting the rights of asylum seekers in this deal than it did in the deal with Turkey.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Ahmad Nouh, head of Arab League's national security research department, said that the world recognized, through international, regional and governmental organizations, people's rights of asylum and migration since the 1940s.
"Successive governments have prioritised domestic politics over Australia's international legal obligations to protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees," it said.
NGOs active in defending the rights of asylum applicants nevertheless denounce excessively broad retention criteria that may make retention systematic.
The website slammed the threat as 'a hostile and extreme act', which is not proportionate to the circumstances, and an unprecedented assault on the rights of asylum seekers worldwide.'
It has embarked on the closure of Refugee Reception Offices in the major urban centres, such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, and is pursuing a policy to ultimately move the reception centres to the borders and to restrict the rights of asylum seekers, including their freedom of movement and right to work, pending the final determination of their claims.
Addressing the refugee policy, the commissioner recognized steps taken to enhance protection of the human rights of asylum seekers in the stream of mixed migration.
Perhaps the British press should be using the media to persuade the British Government to be more compassionate in their assessment of the rights of asylum seekers and adopt the same stance as that of Germany, a fellow member of the European Union.
Speaking at the event organised by the North of England Refugee Service, Rt Rev Wharton called on the Government to radically alter its policy on deportation and the human rights of asylum seekers.