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by María López Benito

La mayoría de las minorías: una historia sobre discriminación

10th February 2018

Dentro de los movimientos migratorios mundiales existe un colectivo que se enfrenta a una serie de amenazas adicionales al simple hecho de ser migrante en un contexto de desplazamiento forzado: son las minorías. La Convención de Ginebra de 1951 reconoce […]

Minority rights

The majority of minorities: a story about discrimination

by María López Benito
6th February 2018
There is a collective facing additional threats in the context of forced displacement: the minorities. The Geneva Convention of 1951 recognizes in the right of asylum for all people “persecuted for reasons of race, religion, [...]

Interviews

Migration

The story of a woman migrant in search for a better life

by Margarita Trejo Velasco
15th February 2017

Migration is a living process, historical and current in nature. It varies depending on the fabric of sending, transit and receiving countries; intertwining lives, stories and dreams in the process. It continues to exist, no matter how many barriers or […]

A view on migration to Europe in the 21st century

by Niall McGlynn
27th August 2016

According to the latest figures from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), 2,725 migrants/refugees have died attempting to make the crossing from Libya to Italy this year, against a total of 386 deaths for the Turkey to Greece route. As in […]

Internally Displaced Persons

by Alessandro Mazzilli

Internally displaced persons in Ukraine: life is a challenge

20th November 2017

Following the political turmoil in late 2013 and the Russian unilateral annexation of Crimea in February-March 2014, pro-Russia protests in eastern Ukraine turned into war. Since April 2014, a low-intensity conflict between governmental forces and separatist groups has shattered lives […]

by Diana Khomeriki

Integrating Abkhaz and South Ossetian IDPs in Post-Conflict Georgia

28th June 2017

More than a quarter million people (273,411 individuals; 88,704 families of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)[1]) remain internally displaced in Georgia, as a consequence of two conflicts in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.  The majority of Abkhaz and […]

Legal Insights

by María López Benito

Statelessness: the ignored challenge

21st October 2017

There are currently about 680,000 people without any nationality in Europe. The refugee crisis adds more difficulties to this community. Not being holders of a valid passport leaves them in a legal limbo. The most relevant international texts on statelessness […]

by María López Benito

When Is It Safe to Return? Protection Gaps in Non-Refoulement

27th June 2017

Since the refugee crisis burst into the European agenda, the European institutions have tried to coordinate a common response of the Member States.  International and European Law are crucial to manage this crisis.  This analysis tries to identify protection gaps […]

CONTENIDO EN ESPAÑOL

by María López Benito

La mayoría de las minorías: una historia sobre discriminación

10th February 2018

Dentro de los movimientos migratorios mundiales existe un colectivo que se enfrenta a una serie de amenazas adicionales al simple hecho de ser migrante en un contexto de desplazamiento forzado: son las minorías. La Convención de Ginebra de 1951 reconoce […]

by María López Benito

Apátridas: los grandes olvidados

26th October 2017

Se estima que en la actualidad hay alrededor de 680.000 personas sin ninguna nacionalidad en Europa. La crisis de refugiados ha puesto el foco sobre este colectivo, que añade a sus dificultades la de carecer de un pasaporte. Los dos […]