Queer Russian asylum seekers in Germany: Worthy refugees and acceptable forms of harm?

Western states are often represented as safe-havens for refugees fleeing gender and sexuality-based persecution. However, all too often the credibility of the latter's testimony hinges on their adhering to specific stereotypes of 'worthy' refugees experiencing particular forms of harm. In this post, Prof. Richard Mole provides an extract from his chapter (pp 273-288) in the … Continue reading Queer Russian asylum seekers in Germany: Worthy refugees and acceptable forms of harm?

Rights in context: exploring (faith-based) humanitarianism through the lens of refugee hosting

This presentation was given by Anna Rowlands at the Refugee Hosts International Conference and reflects on her contributions to the Refugee Hosts project. In listening and critically engaging with the ways that humanitarian actors, especially faith based actors, have conceptualised their roles vis-à-vis practices and conceptualisations of membership in response to rightlessness, Rowlands draws on the works of Arendt … Continue reading Rights in context: exploring (faith-based) humanitarianism through the lens of refugee hosting

EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: “This is (not) a pipe”

This presentation was given by Zeynep Kivilcim at the Refugee Hosts International Conference and critically investigates the EU-Turkey Deal that establishes a regime where Turkey’s authoritarian, European illiberal and liberal sovereign practices converge and function with harmony against the rights of migrants and refugees. EU-Turkey Refugee Deal:  "This is (not) a pipe" by Zeynep Kivilcim, … Continue reading EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: “This is (not) a pipe”

Belonging: a privilege or a right? Conditional inclusion in the Netherlands

  ‘Why do some refugees receive huge outpourings of public support, while others do not? Why are some people allowed to stay, while others in a similar legal situation are not?’ In this post, Aukje Muller, examines the ‘construction of belonging’ within the Netherlands and its influence on decisions regarding the deportation of migrants to … Continue reading Belonging: a privilege or a right? Conditional inclusion in the Netherlands

“Placeless People: Writing, Rights and Refugees” Lecture by Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

On 22 May 2018, 17:30-19:30, Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (Refugee Hosts Co-I), will give the John Coffin Memorial Annual Lecture at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russel Square, London, WC1B 5DR. The lecture, titled "Placeless Peoples: Writing, Rights and Refugees", will discuss how writers such as Arendt, Orwell, Simone Weil, Dorothy Thompson, and Samuel Beckett … Continue reading “Placeless People: Writing, Rights and Refugees” Lecture by Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge