The term 'genuine refugee' is thrown around often, yet few know the complicated process of how someone is deemed to be one.
A Kenyan court has ruled that the government's closure of Dadaab refugee camp is unconstitutional. This will affect the future of the refugees currently in the camp.
There are double standards underlying the difficulties faced by Afghan asylum seekers in the West.
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There are fundamental differences between Libya and Turkey, when it comes to returning migrants.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Unfortunately potential solutions to Trump's ban are few. Refugee agencies cannot force the US to take refugees and so they will need to find sanctuary elsewhere.
The court's reasoning suggests deep skepticism of Trump's position and spotlights the main issues for the further appeals that will surely follow.
Alternative models to host asylum seekers have proved their efficiency. Venice has been a sanctuary city for years and with the right policies, it could be reproduced.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
Post-WWII Britain welcomed child refugees with open arms. Now they are put in camps and treated with contempt.
Among the Syrian refugee population it is estimated that there are 2,000 university professionals and 100,000 university qualified students.
The plan is part of a wider trend to outsource and offshore immigration controls.
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
Joe Hockey has met Donald Trump's chief-of-staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon at the White House.
Europe is also building walls.
Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from the deal he struck for the US to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.