Offshore detainees suffer deliberately inflicted harm from their incarceration.
The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
Under pressure: Theresa May hosts a meeting with Commonwealth officials to apologise for treatment of some Commonwealth citizens by the Home Office.
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It's time to stop the brutality of the UK's 'hostile environment' for migrants.
Under the grand coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany is looking towards a new approach for their refugee policy.
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
A protest in Jerusalem on April 3 against the deportation of African asylum seekers from Israel.
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
If Europe takes Australia’s lead on asylum seeker policy, it’s a race to the bottom.
As countries compete to deter asylum seekers, there's a vicious cycle in which governments seek to outdo each other by implementing progressively more restrictive policies.
Abdoul Abdi, right, is seen in this Facebook photo as a child.
A longtime Crown ward since he was a child refugee, Abdoul Abdi is far more of a product of Canada than Somalia. Why is the government attempting to deport him after failing him so badly as a child?
Politics podcast: the Batman byelection battleground.
On Saturday, Labor and Bill Shorten face a major test in the Melbourne seat of Batman.
Ahd Kamel stars as the sister of a murdered asylum seeker in Collateral.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
North Korea’s embassy in south London.
Legal technicalities and political priorities make it hard for North Koreans to settle on British soil.
Eritreans protest outside the Rwandan embassy in Israel in late January.
Eritreans in Israel aren't all fleeing persecution, but many have risked everything for a better life in Israel. Now they're at risk of being 'sold' back to Africa.
China and South Korea will need to learn from other refugee emergencies by making three key policy decisions.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
Reaching out to newcomers: the National Gallery of Denmark.
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Museums can help teach immigrants new skills – if they engage them.
Asylum seekers from Haiti leave Olympic Stadium in August, 2017 in Montreal.The stadium is being used as temporary housing to deal with the influx of asylum seekers arriving from the United States.
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Talking about mental health challenges is not always so easy for young immigrant and refugee men in Canada, according to research from the University of British Columbia.
Velkommen til Norge.
Donald Trump wants the US to take more immigrants from 'countries like Norway'. But how do 'countries like Norway' treat their own immigrants?
An asylum appeal court: a judge’s view.
Inconsistencies in how judges handle appeal cases and different levels of legal provision around the country can leave asylum seekers facing a lottery.
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has begun its two-day review of Australia’s record on racial equality.
Australia's track record on racial equality and tackling racism is under review – and the findings will have significant implications.
Eritrean asylum seekers protest against deportation in Israel, in January 2017.
Israel is deporting thousands of Eritrean asylum seekers to Rwanda, while in the US, many face being sent back to the country they fled.
Walking, gardening and cycling can all help relieve anxiety and help asylum seekers become a part of the local community.
The view from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, where Australian immigrants were detained. They renamed it “Devil’s Island”.
In 1921 the US imposed strict immigration quotas on Australians and detained the excess arrivals in terrible conditions. Contrast this with today's treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
There are few options left for the asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island.
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There are about 400-600 people in the now-defunct regional processing centre refusing to move to recently built transit centres in Lorengau – but these numbers shift daily.