After the so-called ‘migrant-crisis’, the EU has described trafficking in human beings as a threat to EU states, societies and economies. What implications does this shift have for the victims of trafficking? GLOBUS MA Vera Skjetne discusses the recent turn in EU’s trafficking policies.
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The EU is often viewed as a key global actor in efforts to tackle climate change, but are the EU’s actions motivated by altruistic concerns for the environment or rather by pragmatic political and economic reasons, asks GLOBUS researcher Franziskus von Lucke.
Who will protect the human rights of migrants at sea when the state fails to do so? GLOBUS researcher Michela Ceccorulli (University of Bologna) discusses the role of the non-governmental project Mediterranea Saving Humans in light of the recent criminalisation of humanitarian efforts in Italy.
The new Brazilian government’s seeming neglect of the climate issue causes instability in international climate negotiations, and puts pressure on other large economies like India and China to help fulfil the goals of the Paris Agreement, argues GLOBUS Researcher Solveig Aamodt. But are these countries up to the task?
Women’s involvement in peace negotiations is necessary to overcome historical injustices where women have been systematically excluded from decision-making and political power, writes Dawn Walsh.
While integrating the European Development Fund into the EU budget has been proposed on the basis of enhancing effectiveness, it would downgrade concerns voiced by the EU’s partners in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific, argues GLOBUS researcher Johanne Døhlie Saltnes.
The EU is one of the more committed actors in the discussions on the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration under the auspices of the United Nations. Whether it is able to advance a new paradigm in the governance of the issue remains to be seen, writes GLOBUS researcher Michela Ceccorulli.
There is a common assumption that the ‘right’ way for women to get involved in peacekeeping is through mixed units. However, all-female military units may serve to broaden the options for women, who, for a variety of reasons, may prefer to serve with women only, writes Dr Heidi Riley from University College Dublin.
Proponents of gender equality experience an increasingly rough environment for progressive advocacy. When backlash strikes, the EU is one of the few remaining allies for international women’s rights movements, writes GLOBUS researcher Cathrine Holst on the International Women’s Day.
In India, the current ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is attempting to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016). The Bill sets a worrying communalised tone to the refugee debate, regardless of the government’s intentions, writes Dr. Jessica Field from O.P. Jindal Global University.