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Trump, "Shithole countries" & Migration Regimes

There have been sustained criticisms of Donald Trump’s descriptor of countries in the African continent, El Salvador and Haiti as “shithole countries“. This adds to a long list of racist and racialised actions that Donald Trump has engaged in since becoming president in the US just twelve months ago (see… 510 more words

Human Rights

Trump's Abominable Snow Job

January 12, 2018

Trump’s Abominable Snow Job

Jan 12, 2018 PS editors https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/trump-s-abominable-snow-job-by-ps-editors-2018-01

“America first” means workers come last– The Abominable Snowman.

In the 2016 US Presidential Election, Donald Trump presented himself as a populist who would protect America’s “forgotten” workers from the disruptions of trade and immigration and the nefarious designs of unnamed elites. 3,519 more words


Blog Symposium 6: The Rights of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers in Ireland & the EU Reception Directive

Prior to Ireland’s opt-in to the EU Reception Directive been approved, evidence will need to be shown that Irish law  “take[s] into account the specific situation” of “vulnerable asylum seekers”, with indicative examples given under Article 21 of the EU Reception Directive: 516 more words

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Blog Symposium 5: Direct Provision Allowance and the EU Reception Directive

A key element of Ireland’s current reception regime for asylum seekers is the direct provision allowance payment. Direct provision allowance was introduced in April 2000, and set at a rate of €19.10 per week for adults and €9.60 per week for children. 899 more words

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Blog Symposium 4: Direct Provision Centres & the EU Reception Directive

Asylum seekers have a non-legislative right to shelter in Ireland. Rather than this right to shelter being provided under legislation, it emerges from practice set down within… 738 more words

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Effects of demonetisation on SMEs and rural households

On November 8, 2016, 86.4% of the total money in the Indian economy was withdrawn. This was in the shape of 1000 and 500 rupee notes. 817 more words