Refugees and the regional dynamics of peacebuilding.
This article examines the relationship between refugees and the regional dynamics of peacebuilding. It argues that recent approaches to peacebuilding have adopted a narrow understanding of conflict. The article outlines the links between protracted refugee situations and regional insecurity to argue that the relationship between peacebuilding and refugees goes beyond repatriation. Instead, the presence of … Continue reading Refugees and the regional dynamics of peacebuilding.
Refugees, Europe, camps/state of exception: ‘Into the zone,’ the European Union and extraterritorial processing of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers (theories and practice)
This article outlines the debate over extraterritorial processing in the European Union (EU) from the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) to the Treaty of Lisbon (2009). It will briefly outline the historical precedents, the evolution of policy within the EU, and the role of other models (Australian, American, etc.). This article emphasizes the contested understandings of … Continue reading Refugees, Europe, camps/state of exception: ‘Into the zone,’ the European Union and extraterritorial processing of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers (theories and practice)
The refugee-trafficking nexus: Making good (the) connections
This article analyses the international anti-trafficking framework to demonstrate how the traffickingmigration nexus has led to anti-immigration approaches which impact negatively upon the refugeetrafficking nexus. In particular, it describes the global governance focus of anti-trafficking and highlights problems with the protection regime under this framework, which misconstrues victims of trafficking. A decade after the creation … Continue reading The refugee-trafficking nexus: Making good (the) connections
Governance beyond boundaries.
This collection arises from a panel entitled Governance Beyond Boundaries, organized by Martin Jones and Susan Kneebone for the 12th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, hosted by the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 28 June to 2 July 2009. The theme of the conference was Transforming Boundaries in the context … Continue reading Governance beyond boundaries.
Protection is the art of possible’: Relations between UNHCR and the United States in the 1980s The case of displaced Salvadorans.
UNHCR is often depicted as an agency highly influenced by the United States and the West during the Cold War. On the other hand, authors have insisted on the relative gradual emancipation process from great powers control experienced by UNHCR since 1951. In this context, this article asks how far the UN Refugee Agency could … Continue reading Protection is the art of possible’: Relations between UNHCR and the United States in the 1980s The case of displaced Salvadorans.
Anti-Terrorism Measures and Refugee Law Challenges in Canada
Canadas security policies have had an impact on refugee protection. Canadian judges use international law principles in refugee issues, and ensure constitutional human rights protection to everyone, including refugees and asylum-seekers. Canada has expanded the refugee definition to persons at threat of torture, according to the United Nations Convention against Torture. But, on recent … Continue reading Anti-Terrorism Measures and Refugee Law Challenges in Canada
Transnational Criminal Law as a Governance Strategy in the Global Labour Market: Criminalizing Globalization from Below
This article examines the consequence of treating irregular labour migration as a criminal law issue, rather than one of trade or development. If States are increasingly committed to the free movement of goods and skilled workers, why is the movement of unskilled workers a crime? Adopting an economic analysis, it is clear that irregular migrants … Continue reading Transnational Criminal Law as a Governance Strategy in the Global Labour Market: Criminalizing Globalization from Below
The Refugee Regime Complex
At the time of its creation, the refugee regime was relatively isolated amongst international institutions regulating human mobility. However, since its creation, globalization and interdependence have led to the creation of a range of new international institutions both in human mobility regimes, such as travel and labour migration, and non-mobility regimes, such as human rights, … Continue reading The Refugee Regime Complex
The Spirit of Geneva – Traditional and New Actors in the Field of Statelessness
Manly, M. (2007). The Spirit of Geneva – Traditional and New Actors in the Field of Statelessness. Refugee Survey Quarterly. 26(4). 255-262. I want to begin with a case study which will be familiar to many of you. In the context of the mass displacement which occurred in the lead-up to Bangladeshi independence in 1971, … Continue reading The Spirit of Geneva – Traditional and New Actors in the Field of Statelessness