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Upon the limits of rights regimes”: Reception Conditions of Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Ireland

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Thornton, Liam (2007) Upon the limits of rights regimes”: Reception Conditions of Asylum Seekers in the Republic of Ireland. Refuge, Canadian Periodical on Refugees, 24 (2). pp. 86-100. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Only in recent years has Ireland had to deal with appreciable numbers of asylum seekers coming to her shores. The reception of asylum seekers awaiting determination of refugee claims has drastically altered in that period. From inclusion to exclusion has been the hallmark of the legal regulation of reception conditions for asylum seekers. Legal protection from the Irish courts in ensuring a degree socio-economic protection to asylum seekers is unlikely to be forthcoming. Traditional arguments on asylees rights as being ‘different’ from Irish citizens and other residents have been utilised to justify the exclusion from the welfare state. Ensuring the reception of asylum seekers within traditional welfare state structures, where rights and needs are considered in a similar manner to citizens, is the underlying argument of this paper.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
ID Code:6323
Deposited By:Dr Liam Thornton
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 16:42
Last Modified:11 Jan 2010 16:42

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