This paper addresses: (A) the role of “transit countries” and politicisation of asylum in modern refugee crises, and how the ambiguity in forced displacement terminology has been manipulated by countries to ban arrivals based on nationality; and (B) the need to facilitate movement of persons by modernising the 1951 Convention refugee definition.PublishedNovember 5th, 2016 Author Legacy
https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/videos/vb.7382473689/10154713881933690/?type=2&theater As an unprecedented numbers of Haitians and Africans are trying to reach the US, a refugee crisis is unfolding near the US-Mexico border. With a high number of refugees fleeing to the US, refugee centres are now overwhelmed. Refugees arrive with little or no resources at all, and centres are struggling to meet requirements for basic needs such as water, […]PublishedOctober 14th, 2016 Author Legacy
Tear gas and water cannons used in Calais migrant camp at protest Migrants and activists in Calais clash with riot police, as they demand they be allowed to travel onward to Britain. Posted by Channel 4 News on Sunday, 2 October 2016 Considered to be the worst clashes in the camp since February 2016, migrants […]PublishedOctober 6th, 2016 Author Legacy
Turkey will complete the construction of a 900-km (560-mile) wall along the Syrian border within 5 months, an official at a Turkish state institution has revealed. By the end of February, the country seeks to complete the construction of a 3m (10ft) high and 2m (6.5ft) wide concrete wall made up of seven-tonne portable blocks topped with […]PublishedSeptember 30th, 2016 Author Legacy
Despite the unstable situation in Afghanistan, almost 600,000 refugees in Pakistan are expected to return to their country of origin by March 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, extended the stay of Afghan refugees in his country by three months after a previously issued deadline. Accordingly, […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
Earlier this year, the Institute for Islamic Strategic Affairs (IISA) published its Annual Strategic Brief, as part of the IISA Ibn Khaldun paper series, focusing on geopolitics in the Middle East. Our main argument was that state of conflicts and geopolitics in the Middle East is much more complex than conventionally thought, and comprises of […]PublishedSeptember 8th, 2016 Author Legacy
The UK immigration minister has confirmed a wall will be built along the Calais port’s main dual-carriageway approach road, which passes adjacent to the Calais Jungle refugee camp. Construction of the wall is part of a £17 million Anglo-French security package, which includes safe spaces for trucks to wait at the port. The security measures […]PublishedSeptember 7th, 2016 Author Legacy
Marking the anniversary of Chancellor Merkel’s statements offering sanctuary to Syrian refugees in 2015, the Chancellor has now made critical statements highlighting faults made in the European response to the refugee crisis. Ms. Merkel commented on Europe being ill-prepared for a refugee crisis that had been building for several years, and the severely lacking coordination and […]PublishedAugust 31st, 2016 Author Legacy
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