In the coming decades, supporting refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and other migrants will likely demand a growing effort from humanitarian organizations. At the same time, the topic of migration is increasingly being politicized, placing humanitarian organizations in the middle of a political battle. This is why KUNO is organizing a series of events discussing current trends in migration and their significance for humanitarian actors.

International law and the rights of refugees

In this first session of the series on Migration and Humanitarian action, Bahram Sadeghi will conduct a brief interview Thomas Spijkerboer (professor of Migration Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) about his views on international law and the rights of refugees. What is the status of refugee law in 2022? What do violations of this law say about its value? Is there a need for a new or revised convention on the rights of refugees? After the interview, there will be room for questions and a discussion, with input from Ton Huijzer (Independent consultant) and Anila Noor (New Women Connectors).


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