Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World by David J. Whittaker

By David J. Whittaker

Examining a few case reports, together with Palestinian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, David J. Whittaker’s booklet presents a balanced creation to this very arguable subject.

Fuelled through huge assurance within the media, the difficulty of asylum seekers and refugees is among the such a lot observed matters in modern politics. Whittaker cuts during the emotive language to offer an aim creation to the subject. 

Asylum Seekers and Refugees within the modern World discusses the foreign in addition to nationwide implications of the problem, and the booklet seems to be intimately on the factor because it has affected Britain and Europe particularly, in addition to together with fabric at the UN and its reaction to the refugee ‘problem’.

Including a last assertion at the British government’s 2005 proposals for facing refugees, this volume is crucial studying for all scholars of the background of the fashionable global and is perfect for rookies to the subject.

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Any possible import of terrorists would be scrutinised by security services. In Britain the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 was to provide authorisation for the surveillance and detention of suspected terrorist agents. No proposed Bill can avoid being put through hoops by a House of Commons Select Committee. In this case the Home Affairs Select Committee was anxious about proposals for thinning down appeal procedures, for removing at short notice any unsuccessful claimant, and for reducing adjudication safeguards and legal aid.

In Britain there has been a shift in an official preference for applicants to wait and see how their status is determined before they find work. Generally, there and elsewhere in Europe, it would seem sensible to allow access to the job market, for many asylum seekers are skilled people, keen to find security and a wage, ready to fill many of the hundreds of thousands of vacancies in catering, construction and transport. Permission to work would be a two-way benefit, helping individuals integrate into the community and reducing the costs to the exchequer of minimum welfare payment.

Most asylum applicants were from Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Iran, with three out of four fleeing from scenes of violent conflict or grave human rights violations or both. • The number of cases currently awaiting initial decision in December 2004 was 9,800, the lowest number for a decade. • In 2003 there was a record number of appeals where 20 per cent were allowed and 78 per cent refused. • Again in 2003, an estimated 28 per cent of applications resulted in grants of asylum and of temporary ‘exceptional leave to remain’ pending the hearing of appeals.

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