The devastating impact of COVID-19 on refugees

Kirsten Mosey Analysis and Commentary, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Ploughshares Monitor

In 2016, Kirsten Mosey volunteered at Camp Moria on the island of Lesvos, Greece—once Europe’s largest refugee camp. Designed to house between 2,000 and 3,000 people, the former military/detention centre held approximately 20,000 refugees at its peak.

The Safe Third Country Agreement in 2021

Kirsten Mosey Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Reports

New U.S. President Joe Biden has used Executive Orders to overturn the most extreme immigration policies of the Trump era. But deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are ongoing and immigration detention centres are still in operation. The United States does NOT meet the principles of safety required by Canadian and international law.

7 facts about immigration detention in Canada

Andrea Morales Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Ploughshares Monitor

Conditions in immigration detention centres in the United States have sparked significant attention around the world in the last few months. But many Canadians are unaware of our own country’s immigration detention system. Thousands of people are detained every year in Canada—8,355 in fiscal year (FY) 2017-2018, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.

Canada and the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA)

Andrea Morales Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Reports

Effective since 2004, the Safe Third-Country Agreement (STCA) is a bilateral treaty between the United States and Canada that requires a refugee claimant to request refugee protection in the first country they reach, whether the United States or Canada.

GCR‘s whole-of-society approach to refugee protection: The unique complexities of South Asia

Ploughshares Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration

Here is the final piece in a four-part series on the Global Compact on Refugees. Follow the links below to read the previous articles: Part 1: The Global Compacts: A …

Canada and the Global Compact on Refugees

Sonal Marwah Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Ploughshares Monitor

The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), a new international framework, is expected to be adopted by the end of this year. It aims to reenergize the international refugee regime, the …

We are ready for 2019

Cesar Jaramillo Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, Nuclear Weapons, Ploughshares Monitor, Space Security

As 2018 ends, you may feel disheartened by the state of global security. Multiple, overlapping crises—some brewing, others already manifest—seem to outpace the international community’s capacity to respond effectively. Published …