With 70 million fellow citizens displaced, and 25 million of them refugees, our help is urgently needed, writes Dr Sarah Singer, a senior lecturer at the School of Advanced Study’s Refugee Law Initiative research centre.
Dr Anna-Louise Milne, director of graduate studies and research at University of London Institute in Paris, provides some insights into her public engagement work with refugees and migrants in Paris, and her work with the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival of the humanities.
Dr Naomi Wells, a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, highlights the role of language and culture in how migrant and Italian residents maintain and build communities and a sense of shared belonging.
The theme of the third annual conference of the Refugee Law Initiative – Refugee protection in a hostile world? – reflects on an apparent strengthening of long-standing currents of anti-refugee feeling and other forms of instability in the world. This trend raises urgent questions about its present and future impact on refugee protection globally, as well […]
The recent stand-off on the waters of the Mediterranean between Italy, Malta and the rest of the EU is disheartening. But it is neither shocking nor unexpected given the trajectory of Europe’s response to people seeking protection on its shores, says Susan Reardon-Smith of the Refugee Law Initiative.
The political philosopher and refugee Hannah Arendt, wrote in 1944 that: ‘Everywhere the word “exile” which once had an undertone of almost sacred awe, now provokes the idea of something simultaneously suspicious and unfortunate.’
The Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression, under the guidance of University of London Institute in Paris’ director of research, Anna-Louise Milne, has been working with migrants and asylum seekers in Northern Paris for more than five years. As part of this year’s Being Human festival of the humanities, the Centre will be running a series of workshops with a group […]
Image: © Genna Naccache Genna Naccache discusses the motivations behind the ‘Lost rights, found justice? Refugee and migrant rights’ photography competition and exhibition, one of the events in the School of Advanced Study’s 2017 Being Human festival of the humanities.
Image: © UNHCR / Alimzhan Zhorobaev Tendayi Bloom, a politics and international studies lecturer at The Open University, discusses what it means to be ‘stateless’ and how it can drive people to migrate and alter the nature of migration.
As tensions heighten around the Korean peninsula Naoko Hashimoto, Nippon Foundation Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Sussex, examines the legal basis for how South Korea, China and Japan should respond to a potential largescale influx of North Koreans.