Why does Japan recognise so few refugees?

Blog post by Naoko Hashimoto, a Research Affiliate of the RLI. Naoko has a number of years’ practical experience in refugees and forced migration issues, as a staff member of UNHCR, IOM, and the Government of Japan.  She is currently undertaking PhD research focusing on refugee resettlement at the School of Law, Politics and Sociology of the University of Sussex, as an International Fellow of Nippon Foundation.* (more…)

Can we demand more from the Global Compact on Refugees? Reflecting on lessons from climate change cooperation

Blog post written by Suzanna Nelson-Pollard. Suzanna is an alumna of the Refugee Law Initiative’s MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies and was recently employed at the Norwegian Refugee Council in their humanitarian policy team in Geneva, working on the Global Compact. She is currently in Puerto Rico and can be found writing here. (more…)