GC: n

S: HuminAct – https://bit.ly/2Rojugs (last access: 12 March 2017); The Guardian – https://bit.ly/2RVu0B0 (last access: 12 March 2017).

N: 1. c. 1400, from Old French expulsion or directly from Latin expulsionem (nominative expulsio), noun of action from past participle stem of expellere “drive out” (see expel).
2. The removal of aliens considered undesirable or a threat to the state.
3. Expulsion … is an executive act which consists in the implementation of an order that a named person leave the territory of the state.
4. Deportation is a procedure under (national) law that is distinct from expulsion in that it refers to aliens who have entered a state in violation of its immigration law, whereas expulsion affects all and primarily legally settled aliens.
5. Expulsion differs from extradition in that:

  1. there is no request by another state that the person be handed over;
  2. the expelled person’s continued presence is considered undesirable by the state of residence;
  3. an expulsion order is carried out as soon as the person physically leaves the territory, his final destination being no concern of the state expelling him.

S: 1. OED – https://bit.ly/2FX9Zn4 (last access: 12 March 2017). 2 to 5. TERMIUM PLUS – http://goo.gl/PplHmO (last access: 12 March 2017).


CR: deportation, extradition, expellee, foreigner, immigration, repatriation.