This book explores the history and evolution of sanctuary and asylum as a legal concept including treaties, laws, and court rulings by major geographic areas around the world, influences of Hebrew [Old Testament], classical sanctuary theory and practices, the Koran, and other Islamic-Arab regional accords and conventions. The authors' approach is well cited and suitable for those who want a good starting point for further study. Included in the book are chapters on the following topics: Sanctuary and Asylum, Jewish View of Asylum, Asylum History, Asylum in France, Asylum: History, Asylum in France, Asylum in Great Britain, Asylum in Germany, Asylum: Islamic Law, Asylum in International Treaties, Asylum in International Relations, Asylum in the United States, Asylum in the European Community, Asylum in Latin America, Asylum in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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About the Author
Kevin R. Spiker is a graduate of Bedford High School, the Pennsylvania State University, and West Virginia University where he earned his Ph.D. He has taught political science at West Virginia University, Frostburg State University and is currently associate professor at Ohio University. His first published work was on the life and contributions of Erskine S Allin. With Professor Whisker he has co-authored a series on Bedford County, Pennsylvania, history; The Alien Tort Claims Act, Capital Punishment in the American Courts, and Command Responsibility. They are currently working on additional publications. His teaching areas include political theory and American political institutions.