Disaster Risk Reduction

Recognising Displacement and Human Rights at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Last month, over 4,000 people assembled in Geneva for a meeting that showcased state-of-the-art approaches to addressing the growing challenges associated with climate change, urbanisation, inequality and disaster. This is a blog post from Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for the People on the Move thematic area, who attended the meeting: The delegates from around the world…

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Podcast: The Truth About Migrants

François Crépeau, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, speaks with Matthew Scott, RWI’s Team Leader for People on the Move, about migration, its causes, effects and the attitudes surrounding it. “My generation is very afraid because we lived our childhoods in the fifties and early sixties, it was not a…

Internationalizing the Academic Debate on Migration

Seven academics met on September 8-9th in Johannesburg, South Africa for the first step in establishing a research network on migration and international law in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, thus internationalizing the academic debate on migration and international law. The researchers come from Université Hassan II in Casablanca (Morocco), Cheikh Anta Diop University…

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Statelessness Workshop Held in Myanmar

Over 14 million people live in Myanmar without civil documentation. This is why RWI recently facilitated a “statelessness workshop” on the right to citizenship and civil documentation in Myanmar. It focused on research findings from fieldwork conducted within Mandalay region. The workshop, hosted by Mandalay University, was attended by representatives from each of the eighteen…