Tag Archives: UNHCR

Blog: Needed In Europe: A Comprehensive Plan of Action on Refugees

by Susan M. Akram and Tom Syring  this blog entry was originally posted at the American Society of International Law’s International Refugee Law blog  What is the legal responsibility that European states bear towards refugees? The question does not lend … Continue reading

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Blog: Why hasn’t the rise of new media transformed refugee status determination?

by Rosamary Byrne this blog was originately posted at Oxford University Press Blog Information now moves at a much greater speed than migrants. In earlier eras, the arrival of refugees in flight was often the first indication that grave human … Continue reading

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Open Letter from International Lawyers on the European Refugee Situation

This Open Letter from International Lawyers on the European Refugee Situation emerged from discussions at the European Society for International Law Conference in Oslo last week. The letter calles upon the EU and European states to, amongst others: meet their obligations of … Continue reading

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Vacancies: UNHCR Malta and International Migration Institute

The UNHCR Liaison Office to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta is looking for a highly qualified, motivated and flexible asylum and liaison expert with a strong interest in refugee protection and in the harmonization of European asylum … Continue reading

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Worldwide displacement at all time high of 60 million people

Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any other time since records began to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere, according to a new report from UNHCR. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report: World at … Continue reading

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(Ab)normality of international migration law: normative and structural asymmetries and contradictions

Blogpost by a member of our Interest Group by Tamás Molnár International migration law (hereinafter: IML) is a multi-layered body of law. It is composed of an ever-growing number of norms relating to various branches of international law such as … Continue reading

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Proposal European Commission for unaccompanied minors well received

Last year, the European Commission proposed to amend the Dublin regulation regarding the Member State responsible for examining the asylum application of unaccompanied children with no family members residing legally in EU. According to the proposal, the Member State responsible for examining the … Continue reading

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Statelessness in the Netherlands – symposium in Amsterdam

Statelessness is making its way onto the Dutch political agenda and changes to the statelessness determination procedure have been promised. The Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance will organise a colloquium that will take a closer look at the proposed changes … Continue reading

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New report by UNHCR: do not return asylum-seekers to Greece

Over the last two years Greece and neighbouring Mediterranean states have been experiencing an increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving by sea, many seeking to move on to other EU states. In 2014, around 43,500 refugees and … Continue reading

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Aid in a World of Crisis: Op-ed by Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has written an op-ed on the global crisis of displacement and persecution. Never before in the 64th-year history of UNHCR has the agency had to address so much human misery. “At the … Continue reading

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