Protection from arrest and extradition given to political refugees by a country or by an embassy that has diplomatic immunity. No one has a legal right to asylum, and the sheltering state, which has the legal right to grant asylum, is under no obligation to give it. It is thus a right of the state, not the individual. Its traditional use has been to protect those accused of political offenses such as treason, desertion, sedition, and espionage. Beginning in the 20th century, asylum also was granted to those who could demonstrate a significant risk of politically motivated persecution if they returned to their home countries.
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Asylum Seekers Living in the Australian Community: A Casework and Reception Approach, Asylum Seeker Project, Hotham Mission, Melbourne
Mar 01, 2004; Abstract In Australia, asylum seekers either are detained in immigration detention centres or, depending upon their mode...
ASYLUM UK; Official OECD Report: Britain Takes 1 in 5 of the Western World's Asylum Seekers- More Than Any Other Country, Including the U.S
Jan 22, 2004; Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY BRITAIN took almost one in five of the Western world's asylum seekers in 2002, it was revealed...
ASYLUM SEEKERS IN COVENTRY SPECIAL REPORT: The Refugees Who Live in Hope of a Safer New Life in Our City; THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM THEIR HOME COUNTRIES THE PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM FACE POVERTY, INTIMIDATION AND A LENGTHY LEGAL PROCESS TO FIND SAFETY
Jul 08, 2002; Byline: PAUL BARRY IN the first of a week-long series investigating the issues surrounding asylum seekers and refugees in...