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

Join our VULNER Team

June 11, 2021
Our VULNER partner, the Secretariat of Population Europe, is looking for a Project Coordinator with a focus on science communication (m/f/d) within the framework of two European Commission-funded projects in the field of migration policy.

The deadline is 7 July 2021. Find more information here...

Webinar Recording

June 07, 2021
On Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 18:00 - 19:00 CET, we organized the webinar "Understanding Vulnerability in International Human Rights Law".

Watch it online.

Blog Post

June 01, 2021
Erlend Paasche, VULNER partner and member of the Norwegian team, contributed the blog entry ‘The Rise of Frontex in the EU’s New Strategy on Assisted Return’ on the Border Criminologies blog..

Online Seminar

May 26, 2021

Sabrina Marchetti, VULNER member and leader of the geographic work package on Italy, is organising the online seminar '"If I love you, I care". Reflections on Race, Migration, Emotions' on 11 June, 2021 at 15.00 (CET)...


May 04, 2021
We are pleased to invite you to join our upcoming webinar '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.

Sign up for the event here:

Blog Post

May 19, 2021
Jessica Schultz, VULNER partner and member of the Norwegian team, co-authored together with Esra Kaytaz (Coventry University and TemPro project) and Maria O’Sullivan (Monash University) the blog entry ‘The New Plan for Immigration and the risks of extending Temporary Protection Status’ on the Refugee Law Initiative’s blog series...

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