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New Publication: Report on the Health Care for Asylum-seeking Children in the Netherlands (in Dutch)

Date:26 July 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
The report titled “Quickscan Gezondheidszorg asielzoekerskinderen in Nederland” was commissioned and published by the UNICEF-led Working Group on Children in Asylum Seeker Centres (Werkgroep Kind in azc).

Insights from the OHCHR Expert Meeting on Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law

Date:07 June 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
On 2 June 2016, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized an expert meeting titled “Non-refoulement in International Human Rights Law” in Geneva. During the meeting, representatives from academia, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), OHCHR, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), human rights treaty bodies and courts as well as members of non-governmental organizations voiced their ideas on this matter. The meeting aimed to clarify the scope and future of the principle of non-refoulement as well as to highlight possible legal and policy avenues and challenges. One of our GHLG members, Veronika Flegar was invited to speak about her research on extreme poverty, vulnerability and non-refoulement.

Event: Empowerment of Refugee Women and Girls

Date:12 May 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
Interactive event about the Empowerment of Refugee Women and Girls on 24 May 2016 at 3.30pm in Groningen.

Towards Individualized Vulnerability in Migration Policies

Date:01 April 2016
Author:GHLG Blog
There should be more emphasis on an individual assessment of the needs of persons who might be particularly susceptible to harm.

Human Rights in a Downward Spiral?

Date:24 November 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
With the high number of asylum seekers arriving in Europe, states increasingly struggle to simultaneously accommodate the interests of their citizens and abide by their human rights obligations.

Get involved in GHLG: ‘Vulnerability and Migration in International Human Rights Law’

Date:17 November 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Join the project ‘Vulnerability and Migration in International Human Rights Law’ as a research assistant or thesis student!

The Right to Health – An Empty Promise?

Date:17 September 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Three perspectives presented at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg EFI Conference in Berlin, 14-16 September 2016

The Right to Health and the Reception of Asylum Seekers in Germany

Date:21 August 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Due to the consistently high inflow of asylum seekers, tensions are rising in several European countries. Germany is especially challenged to provide basic reception rights in accordance with international human rights standards.

Returning persons with a medical condition to their home country

Date:31 March 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Deportation of persons with a medical condition: the Dutch National ombudsman criticizes the immigration authorities of the Netherlands for an insufficiently clear evaluation of the medical resources available in the country of origin. At the same time, Judge Pinto de Albuquerque points to the meager guidance of the European Court of Human Rights in that respect in his dissenting opinion to the recent case of S. J. v Belgium.