The current refugee and migration crisis, first and foremost the events during fall 2015, also has profound legal aspects. Recent state practice and academic discussions have shed new light on the status of the right to asylum and the non-refoulement principle. The principal finding is clear: There is still no generally accepted universal right to asylum. There nevertheless exists a far-reaching prohibition of extraditing, expelling, or deporting individuals to countries where they face a serious risk of mistreatment. States are not free to regulate the entry and stay of foreigners at will.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Janik: The Current Status of the Right to Asylum in International Law
Ralph R.A. Janik (Univ. of Vienna - Law) has posted The Current Status of the Right to Asylum in International Law. Here's the abstract: