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Response to hack89 (Reply #54)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 01:11 PM

62. I've already explained that to you, hack. You're simply wrong on all counts.

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1) If the refugee claimant's home country won't protect that individual, the person fearing persecution is entitled to a grant of refugee status in any signatory state. It doesn't have to be Australia that would do the persecuting - he's entitled to asylum in any third country that finds that Australia would deliver the claimant into the hands of potential persecutors, no matter whom they may be. It's called the protection again "refoulement" under the UN Convention. Refugee protection has universal jurisdiction by all countries that signed it, and local immunities don't apply -- Australia and the US -- are obligated by its terms. No exceptions for 800 lb. gorillas or snappy dressers with really big guns.

2) The exclusion to refugee eligibility is for "particularly serious non-political crime", and crime requires a conviction. An exception to the conviction requirement is made for those who are determined to have persecuted others in wars or otherwise.

You don't know what you pretend to be writing about.

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