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one who flees, as from home, confinement, captivity, or justice

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an exile who flees for safety

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15) Although itself not directly related to non-refoulement, Airey v UK forms the basis for any possible claims by economic refugees to rely on Article 3 ECHR.
The thousands of people in these congregations, combined with the thousands of economic refugees in our midst, represent an enormous - I cannot emphasize this enough - resource called human capital, which is a collection of all the knowledge, talents, skills, abilities, experience, intelligence, training, judgment, vision and wisdom that we possess individually and collectively.
Another factor which has driven Australia, Canada, and the UK to tighten their refugee laws, is the increasing trend of economic refugees who have previously been granted the right of stay enjoying visits to Sri Lanka as tourists and holiday makers.
Another argument is that many of the boat people are, in fact, economic refugees, fleeing dire prospects unrelated to political or religious persecution.
Another argument is that many of the boat people are in fact economic refugees, fleeing dire prospects unrelated to political or religious persecution.
For years economic refugees from Bulgaria caused problems for Dortmund's police.
However, government officials dismiss the claims as unfounded and describe all illegal migrants as economic refugees.
Dr BasheerMohmand, a migration researcher, calls the exodus of economic refugees a "fistula" for Afghanistan.
Cruel treatment of the defectors -- who are de facto economic refugees -- constitutes a brazen abuse and infringement of human rights.
In "America's Economic Refugees," Garvin explained that Marta started work in a garment factory but, like so many immigrants before her, soon realized she would rather be in business for herself.
Israeli government argued that the new law targets only illegal economic refugees and not political refugees such as from Sudan and Eritrea.
But let's spare a thought for this new class of economic refugees, forced to move themselves from country to country is search of a safe tax haven in which to park their filthy lucre.
135) States have generally ignored the status of economic refugees, who still have not been recognized by the international community.
Since then, millions more have entered the UK either as their family members, economic refugees, asylum seekers, even aeroplane hijackers and gangsters.
According to their representatives, the Eritrean refugees consider themselves "humanitarian refugees" but not "economic refugees" although the difference is known yet they say the UNHCR deals with them as an economic refugees.
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