16 September 2011

Asylum Recognition Rates

In the U.S.: Some recent data on "Asylum Decisions by Immigration Court Judges" from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) prompted this analysis by the New York Times.

Other analyses of the data focused on the high denial rates of Mexican asylum seekers (see here and here), pointing particularly to U.S.-Mexico relations as a factor that influences judges' decisions.

In Europe: ECRE has produced four maps displaying wide variations in positive decisions on asylum applications in Europe; the data are based on figures from UNHCR's latest Global Trends report. (Other data from Eurostat are available here.)

IntLawGrrls posted some thoughts on these disparities, while the Migration Studies Unit at LSE published a paper that investigates possible linkages between asylum recognition rates and countries' respect for human rights (see "Prospects for the Governance of Refugee Protection: Exploring the Effect of an Unbalanced Level of Asylum Recognition Rates amongst European Countries").

Finally, this recently published article - "‘The Good Old Days of the Cold War’: Arguments Used to Admit or Reject Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands, 1957–1967" - takes an historical look at the asylum decision-making process.

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