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Angel: Afro-Honduran migrant tortured and imprisoned in Mexico

Denise Gonzalez 13th August 2014

Imagine that you are a father of two in Honduras and are in desperate need of a job allowing you to pay for medical treatment for your seven-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with cancer. In your home country, you are unable to find meaningful employment opportunities, so your only hope of saving your son’s […]

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Europol and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Owain Johnstone 29th July 2014

On Tuesday 24th June the Human Trafficking Discussion Group (under the umbrella of the Oxford Migration Studies Society) was delighted to host a talk by Sergio D’Orsi of Europol, speaking about that organisation’s important work on human trafficking. Sergio spoke engagingly about both Europol’s general institutional role and capacities and its specific focus on human […]

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Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

Nikolaos Sitaropoulos 12th July 2014

According to a recent study, only 15 of the 28 EU member states allow categories of resident migrants (‘third country nationals’) to participate in local elections. Four of these states only allow migrants to vote but not to stand for election. The results of the latest European Parliament elections, which were characterised by a boost […]

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“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

Isabelle Kadish 20th June 2014

Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday at the Czech embassy in London this past May. Guests included members of the Winton family, friends, and members of his other family, affectionately coined “Nicky’s Family.” This family, originally composed of 669 members, has now expanded to well over 6,000 – and each and every one of […]

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