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How to Understand “Refugee Crisis”?

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. Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, research director at RWI, and Thomas Spijkerboer, visiting professor at the institute, participated in the seminar called…

Refugee Crisis

RWI Condemns “Stop Soros” Bill

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 Kjaerum and Research Director Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen fully endorse the Hungarian Helsinki Committee’s letter expressing discontent…

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What About the MENA Region?

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 Migrants, which not only reaffirms the importance of existing legal instruments to protect refugees and migrants, but…

Staff Profile: Sue Anne Teo

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 Chinese LGBT citizen largely influenced her decision to work in human rights. She has worked for…