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Current Issues: Asylum

Legal research guide to current legal issues

Asylum Seekers in the US

As stories of alleged ill-treatment of detained asylum-seekers from Central America are reported in the press, the issue of whether current asylum policies and practices violate US or international law has become a topic of legal debate.

Immigration Legal Resources

International Law

International law is established by treaties and the bodies that enforce them. However, these remedies are subject to the sovereign rights of states and ultimately to the choice of powerful states like the US to accept jurisdiction.

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