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    C5-415.462/2010 v Federal Asylum Authority Austria, Nov 27, 2013

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    AH v Secretary of State for the Home Department United Kingdom, Aug 5, 2013

    Male applicant cannot be returned to Algeria owing to his conviction in Algeria for an offence carrying the d...

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    NM v Secretary of State for the Home Department United Kingdom, Jul 24, 2013

    Undocumented Bidoon woman from Kuwait who fear oppression on that account.

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    U706/2012 v High Court for Asylum Austria, Jun 29, 2013

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  • Americanized Mexican Brought Over At Five Fears Re-Kidnapping
    By Trimelda (Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States)| Aug 20, 2013

    Got a guy who was brought over at the age of five by his parents. Grew up in the States, received a SS# and got a valid Idaho ID due to his father's Resident Alien statu ...
  • Mauritanian refugee and returnee
    By Giorgia (Rome, Italy, Italy)| Jun 20, 2013

    My client (a Peul of Mauritanian origin) was expelled from south Mauritania in 1989 (when he was 7 years old), together with his family. He was separated from his family ...
  • Objection to perform military service
    By Davoud (Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand)| Oct 21, 2012

    Is it correct to say that states' right to draft their nationals for "compulsory" military service is limited to draft such persons for its "army" to defend the country ...
  • Objection to perfom Military Service
    By Davoud (Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand)| Oct 21, 2012

    Is it correct to say that states' right to draft their nationals for "compulsory" military service is limited to draft such persons for its "army" to defend the country ...
  • Objection to perfom Military Service
    By Davoud (Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand)| Oct 21, 2012

    Is it correct to say that states' right to draft their nationals for "compulsory" military service is limited to draft such persons for its "army" to defend the country ...
  • lack of state protection as persecution
    By Menachem (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)| Jul 11, 2012

    Can a state's refusal to provide protection to an individual, in a destabilized country (Chad), based on his imputed political opinion and ethnic group, constitute perse ...
  • Exceptions to Serious Non-Political Crime Bar
    By Adrian (San Diego, California, United States)| Jun 4, 2012

    I am looking for relevant US caselaw (9th Circuit, for bonus points), or any materials that address exceptions to the "Serious Non-Political Crime" bar to asylum, partic ...
  • Identification for Malian Native/Asylum Case
    By Adrian (San Diego, California, United States)| May 2, 2012

    I represent Malian native seeking asylum in the US, on a pro-bono basis. He arrived at the border months before the coup and humanitarian crisis began. He is a farmer ...
  • Political refugee with DUI charge/potential expungement
    By Timothy (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)| Mar 21, 2012

    I am a Public Defender in Pennsylvania and have a client who is a political refugee from Nepal. He has been in the U.S. for 9 months and is scheduled to be granted perma ...
  • Asylum Proceeding
    By beker (Wien, Neidosterrich, Austria)| Mar 12, 2012

    My client applied for asylum based on his political opinion,he testified at lengh during a master hearing,presented evidence to support his claim including 1-A stateme ...