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 Article

September 28, 2020

Our Vulner project member, Sylvie Sarolea, leader of the work package on Belgium has contributed to a new book Het migratiepact: kroniek van een crisis (The Migration Pact: Chronicle of a Crisis). The book outlines the effects of the 2016 United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Belgium, where this Migration Pact became a political issue...

Published Paper

September 23, 2020

Luc Leboeuf, VULNER scientific coordinator, published an article in the journal Revue des affaires européennes, which is part of a special issue on how the EU is responding to the COVID pandemic. In his contribution he analyses how the EU institutions sought to preserve the Schengen area’s integrity...

Working Paper Series No. 1

August 13, 2020

The English version of the analysis published by Winfried Kluth, VULNER project member and leader of the work package on Germany, in the Zeitschrift für Ausländerrecht und Ausländerpolitik is now available as a Working Paper....

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?".
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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...

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