Give Refuge to the Stranger: The Past, Present, and Future by Linda Rabben

By Linda Rabben

The suggestion of sanctuary—giving shelter to the threatened, susceptible stranger—is common and older than human society. From its origins in primate populations, to its elaboration in historic non secular traditions, to the trendy criminal establishment of asylum, Linda Rabben tells the tale of sanctuary because it advanced over millions of years. She then examines asylum at the present time, analysing coverage within the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia and linking them to the stories of brave members to teach how immigration and asylum are less than assault in worldwide. Her professional account bargains severe context for figuring out present political debates and is a stimulating, literate textual content available to undergraduates in addition to the final public.

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Her baby is fussing, and the judge observes that it looks overdressed. He kindly asks if she could take it to a witness waiting outside. Everyone smiles at the cute baby as La Beninoise carries it out of the room. La Beninoise returns and explains that after a short time she had to leave her friend’s house and live on the street. The judge points out that some things in her written statement are missing from her testimony. He asks her to clarify how she escaped from her guardians’ house. ” Yes, she replies.

District Court judge ordered that Jason be taken immediately to a hospital for testing. “The results were grim: cancer in his liver, lungs and bones, and a fractured spine,” the Times reported. S. citizens. 8 The Home Office attorney (apparently the son of immigrants) is in conversation with a visiting researcher from the London School of Economics. “I have an MA in economic history from there,” he says, admitting that he could not find a job in his area of expertise so he became a lawyer. “I’m new at this, so I won’t be very impressive,” he jokes.

Cities of refuge, which afforded an inviolable sanctuary even to the vilest criminal who entered their precincts, and during war offered safe retreat to all the noncombatants of the neighboring districts who flocked into them, as well as to the vanquished. . After a short period, probably not more than two or three days, the refuge was permitted to return unmolested to his home, the divine protection being supposed still to abide with him. (Westermarck 1909: 161) In what later became New York State, in the 18th century the Seneca “maintained a sanctuary for dispossessed Indians of diverse origins and kinds, from all quarters.

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