The island nation of Nauru: is this the future of the global refugee system? Photo: Shutterstock / Robert Szymanski

Humane Borders

Saving the Refugee Convention

Adherence to the global refugee protection system has always been fragile. And yet, today the system risks collapse, as pushbacks are carried out routinely across the world, including in Europe, in Australia and in the US. How to protect the Geneva refugee convention today? How to persuade majorities in Europe and beyond that its implementation is not only possible but also in their interest?

To answer these questions, we are launching a series of ten essays, in English and German, on Humane Borders and the future of asylum.

 

Essay 1

UNHCR headquarters in Geneva 

Essay 1 – The promise and the agony – saving the refugee convention

Why International protection is at risk
Myths and facts on global asylum

Swiss tragedy – borders and refoulement
(From book: Which Borders do we need?)

 

Essay 2

Nauru

Essay 2 – The popularity of pushbacks – lessons from Australia

The Damned of Papua New Guinea

 

 

Essay 1

UNHCR headquarters in Geneva 

Essay 1 – Das Versprechen und die Agonie – die Rettung der Genfer Flüchtlingskonvention

Die europäische Flüchtlingskonvention?
Grundlegende Fakten über internationalen Schutz in der heutigen Welt

Schweizer Tragödie – Grenzen und Refoulement
(Aus dem Buch: Welche Grenzen brauchen wir?)

 

Essay 2

Nauru

Essay 2 – Die Popularität von Pushbacks – Lehren aus Australien

Die Verdammten von Papua-Neuguinea