No flights to safety: carrier sanctions, airline employees and the rights of refugees

In recent years, many countries have witnessed a growth in the number of asylum-seekers arriving by air. Increasingly, these countries have responded by introducing carrier liability acts, also known as carrier sanctions into their law. Under these laws, carriers which transport an insufficiently documented passenger (a passenger who does not have a proper passport or authorization to enter that country) have to pay a fine, and also have to assume responsibility for accommodation, repatriation and other related costs.

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