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Asylum seekers

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Asylum seekers policy
Refugee status determination
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Please take me to a safe place

Amnesty International has for the first time carried out investigative field research on Aotearoa New Zealand soil. It follows a number of reports of the ill-treatment of people in prison, including people who’ve sought asylum. This report establishes that the New Zealand government has repeatedly...
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Together in safety: a report on the Australian government’s separation of families seeking safety

This report is a multi-disciplinary collaboration which highlights the Australian government’s intentional use of family separation against people who seek asylum. Calling on leading medical experts and international law specialists, this report shows that the Australian government’s tactic of separating families is not merely morally...
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Beyond the hostile environment

This report assess six different policy options for addressing the adverse impacts of the hostile environment on individuals and communities, and for reforming the current system of immigration enforcement in the United Kingdom.
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Access denied: the human impact of the hostile environment

This report assess the impacts of the hostile environment on individuals and communities. It finds that it has contributed to forcing many people into destitution, has helped to foster racism and discrimination, and has erroneously affected people with the legal right to live and work...
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What works to protect children on the move?

This rapid evidence assessment provides insights on positive practices to protect children on the move, as well as evidence gaps and recommendations for addressing them.
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Inspections of Australia’s immigration detention facilities 2019: report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted inspections of immigration detention facilities in Australia since the mid-1990s. This report documents the Commission’s key observations and concerns, in relation to treatment and conditions in immigration detention arising from inspections of all facilities on the Australian mainland...
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People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography

The third edition of this open access, annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant backgrounds. These resources are intended...
Position paper

Mental health and human rights of people on the move

This public statement from Amnesty International looks at the mental health needs of refugees and migrants, and highlights the inadequacies of current responses to them.
Briefing paper

2020-21 Federal Budget: what it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

A coalition of refugee organisations has condemned the Australian government’s decision to slash support to people seeking asylum in the 2020-21 Budget. This decision, they say, puts over 100 000 people, including around 16 000 children, at further risk of homelessness and destitution.
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Impact of COVID-19 on migrant and refugee women and children experiencing DFV

This report from Women's Safety NSW offers the experiences and professional observations of multicultural domestic and family violence specialists supporting hundreds of migrant and refugee women this critical time.