The CJEU held in A.S. that family reunification of the parents of an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child should be allowed if the applicant was a minor when the asylum application was lodged. This affects the family reunification policies of Member States.
Manus Island detention facility has closed, but the situation of many refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New-Guinea remains uncertain. This blog highlights the geo-political manoeuvring that adds to the uncertainty of those seeking protection.
Increasing numbers of displaced Syrians are becoming illegal in Lebanon. The blog will describe the negative consequences of the lack of legal status on children’s rights in practice, that have been observed through the author’s experiences on the ground.
Australia’s offshore processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru has been labeled as cruel, costly and in breach of international human rights law. Can international pressure really compel Australia to change its policies?