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The Global Compact on Refugees: A Step Towards Mending a Broken System

Chelsea Purvis 22nd January 2018

In September 2016, the General Assembly convened the first-ever high level summit on refugees and migrants. Heads of State met against a background of crisis: 65 million people displaced; seemingly unending conflict in Syria, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan; and more than one million people having fled to Europe by sea in the previous […]

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North African States Struggle to Protect the Human Rights of Irregular Migrants in their Territory

Cristiano d'Orsi 13th December 2017

North African states like Libya, Egypt and Algeria continue to struggle to meet their human rights obligations to irregular migrants. For almost a decade, North Africa has been an important crossroads for the movement of irregular migrants (identified, for the most part, as asylum-seekers), both for the ones remaining in the region and the ones with […]

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Human Rights-Based Migrant Integration Policy: Lessons from Ireland, Part II – Applying the Human Rights-Based Model

Clíodhna Murphy and Mary Gilmartin 28th November 2017

The first part of this post emphasised the importance of supporting public sector bodies in developing human rights-based migrant integration policies. We also outlined how our project (funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission) has devised a model of best practice for integration policy based on international human rights law standards, against which […]

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