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Asylum
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I. History of Religions

It was not until after the Second World War, in the course of which whole peoples had been murdered and critics persecuted, that in 1948 the UN proclaimed asylum to be a human right; not however in terms of the right of every persecuted human being to seek protection from others, but in terms of the right of states to offer asylum. …

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Auffarth, Christoph, Derlien, Jochen, Schenker, Adrian, Wall, Heinrich de and Frey, Christofer, “Asylum”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01204>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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