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Migration: Asylum: Overview
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Refugee law and political asylum

1Refugee law grants protection to a subset of persons who have fled human rights abuses – those who, according to the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, have departed their country of citizenship or last habitual residenc…

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Anker, Deborah E. and Lufkin, Paul T., “Migration: Asylum: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0262>
First published online: 2009

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