Research and Publications

The Experts Initiative on the Global Compact on Refugees: Conclusions and Explanatory Note

In October, the Zolberg Institute The New School convened a meeting of experts on refugee law and policy to deliberate on, and to make concrete recommendations for, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). You can find the Conclusions and an Explanatory Note here. The Expert Group proposes language for the Compact’s Preamble, Conclusion and Programme of Action–with …

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Responsibility-sharing and mobility: two ideas for the second consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees

UNHCR’s consultations on the Global Compact on Refugees are well underway. On Forced Migration Forum, Alex Aleinikoff shared a copy of his statement submitted for the October 17 Thematic Discussion, which included a panel discussion on “how can we support States to receive large numbers of refugees in a safe and dignified manner.” Read it …

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Alex Aleinikoff Keynote at “Borders, Fences & Firewalls” Conference

View the keynote on the future of the protection of displaced persons by Alex Aleinikoff at the “Borders, Fences, Firewalls: Assessing the Changing Relationship of Territory and Institutions,” Conference at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Ethics, Law and Politics. The conference was held from Oct 19-20 in …

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Director Aleinikoff Publishes Piece in AJIL Unbound

This week, Director Aleinikoff published a new piece in AJIL Unbound, a publication part of the American Journal of International Law. The article, titled “Toward a Global System of Human Mobility: Three Thoughts”, can be read here. An abstract is below: Migration is already a significant global phenomenon, and it is likely to become more so. According to …

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