This note is concerned primarily with asylum, i.e., the acceptance of an individual by a country of refuge, as well as how a refugee is to be treated after asylum has been granted. Although each of these issues can be analyzed in both legal and moral terms, the lack of any enforcement agency of procedures restricts their efficacy as rights in the traditional legal sense. Ultimately, as moral rights, their effectiveness depends upon the generosity of the accepting nation.
Edmond L. Papantonio,
The Right To Asylum and The Indochinese Refugee,
2 Fordham Int'l L.J. 60
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