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International Migrant Stock 2019

The Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released the International Migrant Stock 2019. The report provides estimates of the number of international migrants by age, sex and origin for all countries and areas of the world. The report is based on the estimates on official national statistics on the ..

Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019

Both the houses of Parliament have passed the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019. The bill aims for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from government residential accommodations by building a deterrence effect. Why there was a need to bring the amendment bill? The Public Premises (Eviction Of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971empowers the ..

2019 edition of World Refugee Day (WRD)

The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..

German parliament classifies Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco , Georgia as safe countries of origin

The German parliament has recently adopted a draft law that classifies the North African states of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco as well as Georgia as safe countries of origin. The move is meant to deter migrants from those countries and streamline the handling of asylum applications. Once the law is approved by the German Federal ..

What are the views for and against adopting an Open Door Refugee Policy by India?

Refugees are the people who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. The tough stance of the government against Rohingya refugees who are referred as world’s most persecuted minorities is put into question in the Supreme Court. Basic Tenets of Indian Refugee Policy The successive governments ..

Antonio Vitorino elected as new Director General (DG) of International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Antonio Vitorino, a lawyer and politician from Portugal, has been elected Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM). He will succeed William Lacy Swing on 1st October 2018. IOM is the UN Migration Agency and is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration with over 10,000 staff serving in over 400 offices ..

Geneva Convention, 1951

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, also known as the 1951 Refugee Convention, is a United Nations multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum. The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals. The Convention builds ..

US withdraws from United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration

The United States has pulled out from the UN Global Compact on Migration as it does not meet the policies and principles of the Donald Trump administration. The US has been a part of the non-binding New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2016. ..