Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights – Special Issue on Migration and Refugees
Call for papers
In recent years, the countries of the Mediterranean have seen significant influxes in migration. Countries in the region have responded in ways that reveal regional tensions and fault-lines, such as that between the countries of the Northern and Southern shores of the sea, the differential impact of ED policy stances and various and distinct political, social, and economic realities. These regional reactions are playing out against a global background marked by increased geo-political tensions on the one hand, and the movement toward globalization and the market state on the other. As more and more migrants transit through and settle in the region, the countries of the region – as sending, transit, and receiving countries – have had to respond to the influx in many ways, from reception and detention of migrants, to adjudication of refugee claims, to the provision of social services and efforts to integrate the newcomers into the host communities, to efforts to deal with the “brain drain” such as through remittances and other benefits that can derive from nationals living abroad. Human rights are impacted at each stage of the migration process and this special issue will explore those implications in some detail.
We solicit proposals for papers that will focus on issues involving migration and human rights in the Mediterranean region. We welcome Continue reading