France Passes Controversial Asylum Law

France Passes Controversial Asylum Law

France recently passed a controversial new asylum law that dramatically reduces the amount of time asylees have to file an application for relief and criminalizes illegally entering the country, which is punishable by up to one-year imprisonment. The law has received harsh criticism from both human rights groups and French National Assembly members themselves.

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Is There Any Other Way?: Understanding Refugees’ Right to Property after Denmark’s Passage of the Jewelry Law

Is There Any Other Way?: Understanding Refugees’ Right to Property after Denmark’s Passage of the Jewelry Law

By: Kellina Keylek.

In 2015 alone, one million people from the Middle East and parts of Africa reached the European Union seeking asylum from countries consumed by war, political instability, and repression. Placed between two of the most “immigrant friendly” countries in Europe, Denmark responded to the influx of asylum seekers by enacting new policies further restricting the rights of refugees.

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