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,…

Morten Kjaerum to Speak About the Refugee Crisis in Istanbul

RWI’s Director Morten Kjaerum is giving a lecture on Wednesday, April 27 at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. The lecture will be at 19.00 and is titled “Human Rights and the European Refugee Situation: What is at stake?” where he will speak about how the current refugee situation challenges the human rights standing of…

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Humanitarian Visas Key to Improving Europe’s Migration Crisis

Humanitarian visas can be highly effective and useful tools to ensure access to asylum for select groups of asylum-seekers with a need for international protection. That is what Gregor Noll, Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law at Lund University and Board Member of the Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute,…