Devising policy for a human-rights based refugee protection system
The UN’s 1951 Refugee Convention and the EU’s Common European Asylum Policy lack instruments to facilitate inter-state collaboration on refugee protection. The UN has recently initiated two Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration to facilitate international collaboration. The EU has proposed a New Migration and Asylum Pact for the same purpose. Neither specifies how state policies and governance should be devised to achieve this goal despite the diversity of state policies is a major reason for the decay of international refugee protection. PROTECT aims to tackle this challenge.
This research is carried out by the PROTECT Consortium, which is an international consortium of 12 universities, led by the University of Bergen (see them in this link): https://protectproject.w.uib.no/partners/