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Konsekvenser av krig : en studie av svenskt ansvar gentemot tolkarna i Afghanistan

Nilsson, Henrik LU (2013) MRSK30 20131
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Swedish authorities received in July 2004 a letter from 24 interpreters who had been working with the Swedish army in Afghanistan. In this letter they requested asylum in Sweden after the year 2014, on the basis that their lives will be in danger from the Taliban since they have been cooperating with foreign troops. When Swedish forces will begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan the interpreters will no longer be guaranteed protection. The Swedish top commander over the armed forces demanded that the interpreters should get asylum, while the minister of immigration argued against this. This started a debate in Swedish media, where many voices were heard.
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the arguments in the medial debate through... (More)
Swedish authorities received in July 2004 a letter from 24 interpreters who had been working with the Swedish army in Afghanistan. In this letter they requested asylum in Sweden after the year 2014, on the basis that their lives will be in danger from the Taliban since they have been cooperating with foreign troops. When Swedish forces will begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan the interpreters will no longer be guaranteed protection. The Swedish top commander over the armed forces demanded that the interpreters should get asylum, while the minister of immigration argued against this. This started a debate in Swedish media, where many voices were heard.
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the arguments in the medial debate through a responsibility perspective, and to argue for the interpreter’s right to asylum in Sweden. The conclusion will show that Sweden has responsibility over the interpreters, since they have been included in a Swedish community through the army, which makes them a part of Sweden. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Henrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Mänskliga rättigheter, Human rights
language
Swedish
id
3997795
date added to LUP
2013-10-22 07:48:46
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:43
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  abstract     = {Swedish authorities received in July 2004 a letter from 24 interpreters who had been working with the Swedish army in Afghanistan. In this letter they requested asylum in Sweden after the year 2014, on the basis that their lives will be in danger from the Taliban since they have been cooperating with foreign troops. When Swedish forces will begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan the interpreters will no longer be guaranteed protection. The Swedish top commander over the armed forces demanded that the interpreters should get asylum, while the minister of immigration argued against this. This started a debate in Swedish media, where many voices were heard.
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the arguments in the medial debate through a responsibility perspective, and to argue for the interpreter’s right to asylum in Sweden. The conclusion will show that Sweden has responsibility over the interpreters, since they have been included in a Swedish community through the army, which makes them a part of Sweden.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Henrik},
  keyword      = {Mänskliga rättigheter,Human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konsekvenser av krig : en studie av svenskt ansvar gentemot tolkarna i Afghanistan},
  year         = {2013},
}