German Court Denies Ghanian Citizen Asylum Indicating Strict Enforcement of New Asylum

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Thursday, July 1, 1993
Author: 
Kimberly Jeneece Jenkins
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
7
281
Abstract: 
The German federal constitutional court dismissed an appeal from a Ghanian citizen who desired asylum in Germany. The decision allayed fears that asylum-seekers would use the court system to prevent deportation under Germany’s new asylum law which took effect on July 1, 1993. These fears arose when the first decision under the new law permitted an Indian asylum-seeker, who said he faced persecution by Kashmiri police, to stay in Germany pending further examination of his case…[more]