Interception and offshore processing of asylum seekers

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Blay, S., Burn, J., & Keyzer, P. (2007). Interception and offshore processing of asylum seekers. In S. Blay, J. Burn & P. Keyzer (Eds.). Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers: The Search for Legitimate Parameters (pp. 7-25). Ultimo, New South Wales: Halstead Press

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For decades the international community has conducted a delicate and politically charged balancing act trying to reconcile the inexorable increase in refugees - and the need to find permanent homes for them - with the fundamental right of all countries to have secure frontiers. While the notion of non-refoulement remains fundamental to the treatment of asylum seekers, their rights vis a vis the states in which they seek asylum are significantly circumscribed by their alien status.

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