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Refugee Law

from Atlas Obscura

Place of Refuge

In Ancient Hawai’i - a period from the Polynesian settlement in 600 AD until Kamehameha’s monarchy in 1810 – an extensive kapu system governed the islands. Kapu, roughly translated as “forbidden,” consisted of a series of laws that dictated daily life. Common men could not tread on royal ground. No one was allowed to step in the shadow of the chief. Women were forbidden from eating particularly phallic-looking bananas. The punishment for breaking these mandates? Death as human sacrifice…

Holy Interfaith Hate-Comparative Idolatry: Most Americans Agree with our Political Party of God on Syrian Refugees https://www.pinterest.com/pin/540924605223166345/ Voltaire: The Bloodiest Idolatry that ever desecrated the earth? Christianity! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/228135537347785092/ John Adams: The symbol of the bloodiest idolatry that ever existed? The cross! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80150068341909416/ Comparative religion-a figment…

Eric Fripp, Nationality and Statelessness in the International Law of Refugee Status, Hart Publishing, Sept. 2016

from the Guardian

Ai Weiwei shuts Danish show in protest at asylum-seeker law

Ai Weiwei closes show in Denmark in protest of new law that allows government to seize valuables from refugees arriving in country.

from The Independent

Corbyn: Cameron is failing in his duty as a human being over inadequate response to refugee crisis

'Britain has granted asylum to less than 300 Syrian refugees since the start of 2014 - an embarrassing number compared to Germany, where up to 800,000 refugees are expected to be registered this year alone .. "The government's response to the refugee crisis has been wholly inadequate, and we are being shamed by our European neighbours. It is our duty under UN law, but also as human beings, to offer a place of safety, and play a role internationally to share our responsibilities ..

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 12 February 2014

A photograph of Maracillna Amee, 68, from the Christian Aid exhibition In Kony's Shadow. Amee's village was attacked by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army in the early 1990's. They killed her 10-year-old daughter and cut Amee's nose off with a knife. The 68-year-old is now scheduled to have reconstructive surgery via the Refugee Law Project

from the Guardian

British writers and actors urge David Cameron to rescue refugee children

Children play in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

from i100

These 5 countries could break European law with their policies on refugees

These five countries could break European law with their policies on Muslim refugees

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from the Guardian

Fear of migrants and loathing of elites drive a small Austrian town to far right

MAYOR WILL LEAD PROTEST MARCH ON MORE REFUGEES - HE SHOULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT AUSTRIANS SICK OF ELITE & REFUGEES Supporters of Austrian far-right Freedom party at a rally in Vienna