International Law and Migration

An Immutable Definition? How the 75-Year-Old Grounds for Asylum Struggle to Adapt to the 21st Century

The very word “refugee” carries a significant rhetorical, social, and legal power. While the plights of refugees and asylum seekers can mobilize civil society and invoke empathy from individuals, it is the legal definition that establishes a mark of legitimacy in the eyes of the international community and triggers state obligations.  One can be classified […]

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Writers will explore migration and mass displacement events through the lens of state and IO responses, policies, and debates.

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