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 the 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). [...]

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Conference Participation

February 09, 2021
VULNER member Sabrina Marchetti, leader of the work package on Italy, is taking part in the second annual international online conference of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration programme "Migration and the Future of Work", from 22 - 25 February 2021.

Blog Post

February 05, 2021
VULNER member Delphine Nakache, leader of the work package on Canada, co-authored  with Idil Atak, leader of the work package on Canada at the PROTECT project, the blog post "A Critical Look at Canada's Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration" on the Refugee Law Initiative's blog series...

Conference Participation

January 19, 2021
Our VULNER project member, Delphine Nakache, leader of the work package on Canada, is taking part in the upcoming "Virtual Conference: 70 Years Protecting People Forced to Flee" in the North American panels on January 21st, 2021...

Policy Brief

January 07, 2021
Following Vulner's first High-Level Expert Meeting on addressing the challenges of unaccompanied minors' asylum hearing procedures, our Vulner members Hilde Lidén and Sylvie Sarolea published the policy brief "Vulnerabilities Beyond Age - Filling the gaps in asylum hearing procedures for unaccompanied minors" in cooperation with Population Europe...

Online Course

December 16, 2020
Vulner advisory board member, Jean-Yves Carlier, and Sylvie Sarolea, Vulner member and leader of the work package on Belgium, are offering a new Massive open online course (MOOC) "Asylum and Refugee Law" starting Feburary 2, 2021...

Webinar Recording

December 15, 2020
On Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 15:00 - 16:00 CET, we organized the webinar "Bridging Legal and Empirical Research Methods in Migration Research - What are the Challenges?"
Watch it online > here...

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