Istanbul Office

We have maintained cooperation with institutions in Turkey since 1996, initiating more permanent cooperation in 2007 around human rights education for justice sector institutions, universities and NGOs. Read more about our work in Turkey. Staff in Istanbul Ilhami Alkan Olsson Director of Turkey office Ismail Alacaoğlu Senior Programme Associate Seda Alp Senior Programme Officer Gamze Rezan Sarışen…

New Publication on Privatization of Migration Management

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, RWI Research Director and Professor, recently published a chapter in a new book, The Practice of Shared Responsibility in International Law.  In this new book chapter, Gammeltoft-Hansen examines the extent to which states and private actors can share responsibility for refugee law and human rights violations in the context of migration control, detention and removal.

It’s a Crisis of Policy, Not Numbers

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Research Director and Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, recently authored an article in the Journal on Migration and Human Security. In it, he argues that the current paradigm governing global refugee policy is fundamentally unsustainable and needs to be replaced.

Suffolk Transnational Law Review Addresses Europe’s Refugee Situation

A recent special edition of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review, featuring a number of articles written by scholars and researchers working or affiliated with RWI, aims to contribute to an increased understanding of the current refugee situation as it unfolds in Europe. Through the perspective of these six leading voices in the human rights field,…