Under the grand coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany is looking towards a new approach for their refugee policy.
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
The Canadian immigration detention regime is rife with violence, distress and despair, especially for women.
The experiences of women in Canada's immigration detention system reveal emotional distress, and even violence, before, during and after incarceration.
Almost a quarter of Cameroon’s Commonwealth Games team has gone missing.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
A protest in Jerusalem on April 3 against the deportation of African asylum seekers from Israel.
A day after agreeing a deal on resettling African asylum seekers with the UNHCR rather than forcibly deporting them, Israel announced the deal was off.
If Europe takes Australia’s lead on asylum seeker policy, it’s a race to the bottom.
As countries compete to deter asylum seekers, there's a vicious cycle in which governments seek to outdo each other by implementing progressively more restrictive policies.
A mural outside a school for Palestinian refugees.
Thousands of staff are employed by the UN's Palestinian refugee agency. Their futures remain uncertain.
Still from Human Flow, directed by Ai Weiwei.
Artists have long tackled global issues, from war to human rights. While Picasso's celebrated Guernica may not have stopped the Spanish Civil War (or any war), art still holds value, as witness and as truth teller.
A vivid and remarkable body of writing is emerging to highlight the human cost of the war in Syria.
A March 2018 protest outside the European Commission in Brussels against the deal.
In March 2016, the EU struck a deal with Turkey to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Greece. What has happened since?
Abdoul Abdi, right, is seen in this Facebook photo as a child.
A longtime Crown ward since he was a child refugee, Abdoul Abdi is far more of a product of Canada than Somalia. Why is the government attempting to deport him after failing him so badly as a child?
Politics podcast: the Batman byelection battleground.
On Saturday, Labor and Bill Shorten face a major test in the Melbourne seat of Batman.
Ahd Kamel stars as the sister of a murdered asylum seeker in Collateral.
Why are Iraqi applicants for asylum in the UK treated so much worse than Syrians?
North Korea’s embassy in south London.
Legal technicalities and political priorities make it hard for North Koreans to settle on British soil.
Politics Podcast: Jacinda Ardern on her political life.
CC BY 38.6 MB (download)
Jacinda Ardern on the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.
Aid projects in Iraq had more money than ideas.
We don’t care, or possibly dare, to look back five or ten years later to see what happened to international aid projects.
Eritreans protest outside the Rwandan embassy in Israel in late January.
Eritreans in Israel aren't all fleeing persecution, but many have risked everything for a better life in Israel. Now they're at risk of being 'sold' back to Africa.
Indigenous, LGBT, Black and refugee youth are among the groups that are at a greater risk of cyberbullying than others. But youth can also be powerful agents of change.
Cyberbullying has become destructive and feels unstoppable. Here is a five-step technique for dealing with it.
A Turkana woman buys food from a refugee woman in Kakuma camp in north western Kenya.
Refugee Studies Centre
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
China and South Korea will need to learn from other refugee emergencies by making three key policy decisions.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
Kurdish protestors against the Turkish operation in Afrin outside the EU building in Lebanon on January 28.
The Erdoğan regime's move into northern Syria is being justified in the name of European security.