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
Hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees in Europe, Pakistan and Iran are being forced to return to their country of origin by the European Union (EU), UN agencies and governments in the region. The flow of returning refugees from neighbouring Iran and Pakistan is estimated by the United Nations to number more than half a […]PublishedOctober 25th, 2016 Author Legacy
The AU has announced a cessation of its 22,000 strong peacekeeping mission currently operating in Somalia by the end of 2017. The decision was accelerated in August by a 20 per cent financial cut in sponsorship from the European Union, which forced the Ugandan government, AMISOM’s largest military contingent to initiate a unilateral withdrawal […]PublishedSeptember 26th, 2016 Author Legacy
On the evening of 15 July, 2016, reports of armed clashes in Ankara and Istanbul dominated global news coverage as a group of military officers attempted to seize power from the government headed by President Erdogan. This operation sought to secure sites of information dissemination and restrict movement through the country, but ultimately failed in […]PublishedSeptember 15th, 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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