political asylum


The Rahaf al-Qanun Saga and the Global Politics of Seeking Asylum

The Interpreter

Rahaf al-Qanun's dramatic route from Bangkok to Canada cast a lens on how global power brokers manage the fate of asylum seekers.


Will Taiwan Accept Chinese Asylum Seeker?

Edward White

The lack of an asylum law in Taiwan opens up the case of the Chinese activist seeking asylum to administrative discretion. But an American lawyer in Taipei does not expect the man to be deported.


Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution

Edward White

The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.

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