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Asylum

  • By: Catherine Dauvergne
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948, states that everyone has the right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution. This starting point leads to several important observations. The first is ...

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