Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime

How Does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of the Protection Seekers?
Legal and policy instruments at global and European level increasingly emphasize the need to address the specific needs of vulnerable migrants. But what does it mean to be vulnerable? The aim of the VULNER project is to investigate this question through field studies in selected refugee settlements in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Norway), Africa (Uganda and South Africa), the Middle East (Lebanon), and North America (Canada). [...]

News & Events

Published Op-ed

July 07, 2020

Maha Shuayb, Vulner project member and leader of the work package on Lebanon, has published an Op-ed evaluating the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis in Lebanon...

Watch our Webinar

July 06, 2020

On Monday, June 29, 2020 we organized the webinar "COVID-19 and Border Closures: How are Vulnerable Migrants Affected?".
You can watch it online here:


June 10, 2020

Winfried Kluth, VULNER project member and leader of the work package on Germany, was interviewed by the Regional Center for Political Education Saxony Anhalt to discuss the Covid-19 measures and the restrictions on freedom and civil rights in Germany...

Published Op-ed

May 28, 2020

Our VULNER project members of the Institute of Social Research, Hilde Lidén, Jessica Schultz and Helene Wessmann, have published an op-ed in the daily newspaper Klassenkampen in Norwegian. The article addresses the ongoing public debate in Norway on relocation of refugee children...

Published Paper

June 09, 2020

Winfried Kluth, VULNER project member and leader of the work package on Germany, published a paper on how the special needs of vulnerable asylum seekers are being addressed in European and German asylum law.
The article, published in German via Beck online, will soon be available in English.

Book Publication

April 03, 2020

A collective volume entitled Humanitarian Admission to Europe: The Law between Promises and Constraints edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and VULNER scientific coordinator Luc Leboeuf has been published by Nomos and Hart Publishing ...

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This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870845.

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