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Environmental Migrants and Climate Change in South America

By on December 8, 2017

By Vanina Modolo   Environmental migration has received increased attention from policymakers and other stakeholders, academics, not to mention the public in general, due to irrefutable evidence surrounding climate change and its impact on human mobility. South America is considered one of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This is the […]

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Migration Governance in Uruguay: An “Adaptive” Approach or Something More?

By on December 4, 2017

By Simca Simpson Lapp   At the beginning of November, Uruguay hosted the South American Conference on Migration (SACM). The Conference is the principal forum for consultation and non-binding governmental dialogue on migration in the region. Uruguay’s pro tempore presidency provides an apt context for reflection on the development of its own policy framework for […]

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The flaws of the ‘Rome Plan’, promised policy solution to the migration problems in the Mediterranean

By on November 21, 2017
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By Luca Lixi Since the Central Mediterranean route became the main source of irregular arrivals by sea to the EU much political energy has been spent on how to solve the problems arising from the uncontrolled movement of irregular migrants. So far, little progress has been made in developing a humane and medium-long term plan, […]

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Migration Governance in South America: Where is the region heading?

By on August 4, 2017

By Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Leiza Brumat and Andrew Geddes Migration governance in South America seems to be in transition. Following recent interviews with key actors in in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador as part of the MIGPROSP project we identify three tendencies in migration policy: ‘retreat’, ‘inertia’ and ‘change’. Together, these tendencies suggest that policy development […]

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“Safe return review” refugee policy: counter-productive and morally indefensible

By on May 31, 2017

Exploring the government’s new refugee policy, Marcia Vera Espinoza, Clara Sandelind, and Brid Ni Ghráinne argue that the process could prove to be damaging in multiple ways, all while not benefitting anyone. They conclude that it will be difficult to enforce, it will erode social cohesion, and will render the processes of integration meaningless. Opposition has […]

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