This tradition is so strong in the US that all lawyers are encouraged to volunteer at least 50 hours of pro bono service per year.
The U.S. immigration detention system under Donald Trump is abusive, racist, sexist and haphazardly implemented, all designed to terrorize people attempting to exercise their right to seek asylum.
Staying in a violent home country can be lethally dangerous – but thanks to European governments, sending family abroad is far from a guaranteed escape.
Two murders of a disabled asylum seeker and a disabled refugee in Bristol showed how precarious life has become for people on the margins.
When thousands fled violence in Haiti, the US military set up a refugee camp at Guantanamo. Most were sent back to Haiti, while hundreds remained trapped on the base under terrible conditions.
U.S. President Donald Trump may believe he's contained the political damage of his policy to separate migrant children from their parents. But the psychological damage to children has only just begun.
Immigration turmoil in the U.S. means Canada must craft its own migration management plans -- to help Central Americans fleeing misery in their homelands, some of it with Canadian involvement.
Over 200 children are still in asylum seeker detention within Australia and offshore – so why aren't we more outraged about that?
Who's in charge of deciding how immigrants coming over the US-Mexico border are treated? Both Congress and the executive branch have power, a legal scholar explains.
The US attorney general cited Paul's letter to the Romans to justify the Trump administration family separation policy. Here's why that's a misreading of the Bible.
Asylum-seeking and refugee women have been channelling the current surge in global feminist activism to make their voices heard.
The Safe Third Country Agreement between the United States and Canada was originally intended to deal with refugees seeking asylum. But recent U.S. developments mean the agreement's days are numbered
Spain has agreed to allow the Aquarius, a boat carrying 629 migrants, to dock in Valencia. But the EU remains gridlocked over asylum rules.
Countries have some flexibility in interpreting UN agreements on refugee rights. But Sessions' decision that abused women don't qualify for asylum in the US is an extraordinarily severe ruling.
If an undocumented migrant is a minor or an adult can have far-reaching implications. A forensic anthropologist explains why relying solely on dental X-rays to determine age doesn't work.
Justin Trudeau's pattern of bizarre behaviour is coming into focus, previously obscured by his progressive politics and human rights activism at home and abroad.
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese is confident their candidates will win back their seats and is gearing up for the ALP's National Conference in late July.
Rather than closing a loophole in a Canada-U.S. agreement that allows Canadian officials to turn back asylum-seekers from the U.S. at the border, the deal should be abolished outright.
New research confirms a 'refugee gap' in employment levels, which is exacerbated if refugees are dispersed around a country.
In recent years a number of NGOs have provided services for child refugees. The government should consider partnering them to provide child refugees their rights to protection.