political asylum

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political asylum

refuge granted to a person in order to avoid political persecution or harassment. See ASYLUM.
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The bill thus contributes to the more general objectives of the Government's asylum and immigration policy: the control of migratory flows, which alone makes it possible to guarantee an effective right of asylum, the reception of foreigners admitted to stay and their integration.
In her capacity of MEP from GUE/NGL, she said she would press for another mission in Bulgaria, in particular on the issues of migration and right of asylum.
But the number of those identified as political refugees with a right of asylum was much smaller than those whose chief motive was to improve their economic lot.
We repudiate any activity that could undermine the authority of States to grant and fully implement the right of asylum," the statement by Mercosur leaders said.
Applicants can be deported to other transit countries like the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece - whose asylum system violates the human rights of applicants, according to the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights - or other countries that do not always respect the right of asylum.
The discussion will focus on a comparative study on the right of asylum as seen by Islamic teachings and international refugee law by professor Ahmad Abou El Wafa, chief of the Department of Public International Law in Cairo University.
The Government had planned to abolish the right of asylum seekers to taxpayer-funded English language classes until their applications for asylum have been approved.
Conservative leader Michael Howard will today set out plans to end the right of asylum seekers to come to Britain as his party moved to put immigration centre stage in the forthcoming General Election campaign.
Michael Howard today put plans to end the right of asylum seekers to come to Britain at the heart of the Tory General Election campaign.
The right of asylum, confirmed by the European Court, will also be partof British law and would dictate to British Parliament what would be against the law in Britain and how it should be punished.
Martroye's study 'L'asile et la legislation imperiale du IVe] au VIe siecle', published in the Bulletin de la Societe nationale des Antiquaires de France, 5 (1918), the author's graduate thesis examines available evidence for the right of asylum from the decrees of church councils, references in the Greek ecclesiastical and secular historians, and sermons by Basil of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, and Augustine.
Grard Collomb, Minister of State, Minister of the Interior presented this morning in the Council of Ministers the draft law for a controlled immigration and an effective right of asylum.