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Rights of women seeking asylum

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Every woman has the right to be treated in a dignified way and for her gender to be taken into consideration when her asylum case is being dealt with, says UK asylum organizations. But only…

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Shattered dreams

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In this interview we talk with deported Maureen trying to survive a sever sickness in Cameroun and her Danish lawyer Poul Roepstorff trying to explain why the Danish Asylum system couldn’t give her humanitarian residence…

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Nothing dulls the Hunger as Thirst

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By Patrick It was hard to talk about Danish culture, especially to try to write something about the artist, who is already represented hundreds of in thick volumes of fine art encyclopedias done by reputable…

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Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen: Access to Asylum

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Reading Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen: Access to Asylum – International Refugee Law and the Globalisation of Migration Control, Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law, 2011 by Pauline Weller ‘Is there still a right to seek asylum…

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Jacques Derrida: Of Hospitality

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Reading Jacques Derrida: Of Hospitality: Anne Dufourmantelle invites Jacques Derrida to respond by Søren Rafn The late French philosopher Jacques Derrida’s Of Hospitality deals with the question of the foreigner, or the stranger (Derrida’s French term…

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Making The Open City …

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Making The Open City and Urban Identities The Hard Way by Saskia Sassen Cities are one of the key sites where new norms and new identities are made. Cities have played this role at various…

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Jon Erik Nyholm

Freedom, not Frontex

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There cannot be democracy without global freedom of movement Statement by the network Afrique-Europe-Interact, Welcome to Europe and Network Critical Migration and Border Regime Research. Written March 8 2011. Illustration: A.E.Interact, Jon Erik Nyholm The…

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Deja-vu

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by Patrick · Illustration: Rasmus Pæsen The first timid ray of light creeping on to the old peeling wall in the early morning like someone’s husband returning to the marital bedroom from an all night bender,…

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Identification by Investigation

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By Patrick · Illustration by Casper Øbro Identification is an inherent tendency in the nature of human being. When Homo sapiens ceased to be controlled only by gastric reflexes, and began to engage in mental activities…

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Möhlau by Paula Bulling

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The short story „Möhlau“ is part of a comic book on asylum politics in eastern Germany. The book “Et les deux jours” (working title) talks about both the living conditions of refugees and the quest…

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