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). [...]

News & Events

Published Article

May 06, 2021
Jean-Yves Carlier, member of the VULNER advisory board, and Luc Leboeuf, scientific coordinator of VULNER, published their yearly exhaustive analysis of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the field of asylum and migration in the Journal de droit européen (Journal of European Law)...

Published Article

May 06, 2021
Jakob Junghans, VULNER member of the German team, published the article 'Instrumente für einen effektiven Gewaltschutz in Aufnahmeeinrichtungen' (Instruments for effective protection against violence in state reception centres) in the journal 'ZAR - Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik'...


May 04, 2021
We are pleased to invite you to join our upcoming keynote 'Understanding Vulnerability in International Human Rights Law' on Thursday, 27 May at 18:00 – 19:00 (CET), where Francesca Ippolito, VULNER advisory board member, will present the results of her comprehensive study on the uses of 'vulnerability' by the European Court of Human Rights and UN human rights monitoring bodies.

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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...

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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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