Asylum Seekers and Refugees (FOR)
According to the 1951 UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Convention, an asylum seeker is someone who is seeking international protection from a wellfounded fear of being persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, and conflict but whose claim for refugee status has not yet been determined. Their refugee status application is processed by the UNHCR or a government that is a signatory to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. An asylum seeker must be outside of their country of origin in order to lodge an application for protection. The United Nations estimates there are 42.5 million people displaced by persecution and conflict around the world. These people become refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced people. They flee their homes in search of asylum and refuge, away from persecution.
Severe brutality within the camps
Many asylums are riddled with domestic violence based claims. This violence often comes in multiple different forms such as physical abuse, verbal abuse and physical abuserape. Late last year
The United Nations Committee Against Torture criticised Australia's policies on asylum seekers, calling for an end to mandatory detention, especially for children. The Genevabased organisation has released its observations following its session examining Australia on a wide range of issues including the work of the current royal commission into historical child sexual abuse and violence against women. But the strongest criticism was over the government's handling of asylum seekers. The committee said it was concerned with the policy of turning back boats as there was the risk of insufficient assessment of asylum claims and because people forced home could face torture. i think that the Australian Government should guarantee that all asylum claims are thoroughly examined and that ...
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