Asylum seekers

Transnational issues and approaches

Lecture 4 Monday January 24 2011 PEACE ST 2B03/LABR ST 2W03/WOMEN’S ST 2A03: Human Rights and Social Justice Dr Colin Salter, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University

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Outline
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People arriving by sea Australian approach and its influence The MV Sun Sea

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The Tampa Crisis
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16 August 2001 International controversy

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The Tampa Crisis
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16 August 2001 International controversy

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We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.
John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, 6 December 2001.

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http://ihistory.wordpress.com/2007/02/13/simulation-podcast-was-australia-invaded/

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Some of them say 'I'm sorry, please I'm sorry". I say "No, no it's okay", they say "It's not okay! I'm sorry".
Farid Ahmed Abdullah, The 7:30 Report (2010)

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Mv Sun Sea
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Initially headed for Australia Boarded off BC Coast, August 2010

Image source — http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/849048--hysteria-and-the-boat-people

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For Wednesday

Should the notion of border security drive policies towards those seeking asylum?

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For Thursday

What are some of the ways in which, as a nation, Canada can approach the refugee issue?

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Citations & further reading
Roger Annis (2010) ‘Canada adopts Australian anti-refugee policy’, Green Le Weekly, September 19. h p://www.greenle .org.au/node/45441 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2010) ‘Long tough road to citizenship’, Report, June 3. Transcript available online h p://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2917775.htm e 7:30

Heather Johnson (2010) ‘Intercepting Boat Arrivals: What the Australian Policy Model Means for Canadian Asylum Policy’, Canada-Asia Agenda, December 9. h p://www.asiapaci c.ca/canada-asia-agenda/intercepting-boat-arrivals-whataustralian-policy-model-mean Daniel Leblanc (2010) ‘PM takes hard line on Tamil migrants’, e Globe and Mail, August 17. h p://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/o awa-notebook/pmtakes-hard-line-on-tamil-migrants/article1676011/

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Citations & further reading
David Marr (2006) ‘ e luck of the draw’, e Sydney Morning Herald, August 19. h p : / / w w w. s m h .c o m . a u / n e w s / n a t i o n a l / t h e - l u c k - o f - t h e - d r a w / 2006/08/18/1155408025317.html Peter Hartcher (2010) ‘A compassionate voice for asylum seekers: Chris Bowen has dumped the harsh rhetoric for a humane detention policy’ e Sydney Morning Herald, October 23. h p://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-compassionate-voice-forasylum-seekers-20101022-16xxz.html

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Image sources
Mike Konopacki. 2000. ‘If there was justice in the world‘, 2000 — http://www.veggies.org.uk/calendar/2000.htm ‘Human Rights Champions’, 2001 — http://invisiblecollege.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/2007/03/11/who-wants-to-be-thenew-human-rights-cha ‘Which do you pet, which do you eat?‘ — http://www.meatout.org/action/outreach.htm Shane T. McCoy, ‘Detainees at Camp X-Ray’, 11 January 2002. Image in the domain image — http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Camp_x-ray_detainees.jpg

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Video sources
Al Jazeera (2010) Australian elections: politicians play in immigration fears.Viewable online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-WetbOrz2g

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