EU Summit Leaders reached a migration deal last night in Brussels. However many of the details are murky. Matthew Scott, head of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s People on the Move team, provides a quick take on the potential consequences … Continue reading » “These are the Potential Human Rights Implications of Last Night’s EU Deal on Migration”Continue readingMore Tag
Annick Pijnenburg is a new visiting PhD researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. She comes from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, where she is doing her PhD under the supervision of Conny Rijken and with Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen as co-supervisor. Recently, … Continue reading » “Cooperative Migration Control Policies”Continue readingMore Tag
Two researchers from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently presented at and co-organised a seminar on how to understand the so called refugee crisis and what claims of crisis produces in terms of politics and public opinion.Continue readingMore Tag
Members of the academic community from around the world have expressed their concern with a bill the Hungarian Parliament is set to vote on that would limit the activities of organizations involved with refugee and migration issues. RWI Director Morten … Continue reading » “RWI Condemns “Stop Soros” Bill”Continue readingMore Tag
In September of 2016, in response to the large movements of refugees and migrants around the world, the UN General Assembly held its first ever summit dedicated to this topic.
The outcome was the New York Declaration for Refugees and … Continue reading » “What About the MENA Region?”Continue readingMore Tag
Sue Anne Teo is a Senior Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Before coming to RWI, she worked in the UN on Myanmar refugee issues.
Originally wanting to study fine arts, Sue Anne’s experience growing up as a Malaysian … Continue reading » “Staff Profile: Sue Anne Teo”Continue readingMore Tag
We recently convened a workshop on refugee decision-making in first countries of asylum in Istanbul with leading academics and researchers.
The concept of a first country of asylum is in itself problematic, as it suggests a degree of safety, including … Continue reading » “Let’s Try to Understand the Decisions of Refugees”Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has launched a ten-country research initiative studying displacement in the context of disasters and climate change from a human rights perspective. RWI Researcher Matthew Scott has written a short blog post to explain the work.Continue readingMore Tag
The last round of high-level dialogues on the new UN agreement on refugees is currently taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Global Compact for Refugees, as the agreement is formally called, is the UN’s principal response … Continue reading » “High-Level Dialogues on UN Agreement on Refugees Taking Place in Geneva”Continue readingMore Tag