Repatriated Rohingya Would Face Abuse, Insecurity, Aid Shortages Bangladesh’s decision on January 22, 2018, to delay the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Burma should be followed by suspending the bilateral plan, which threatens the refugees’ security and well-being, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 16, Burma and Bangladesh announced an agreement thatRead More →

Phil Cole One of my previous blogs was titled “Who is a refugee?” and I recently participated in a discussion forum asking the same question. It is obviously an important question and reflects concerns about the limitations of the UN Refugee Convention definition, which I also examined in a previousRead More →

  Refugees and refugee protection have become global issues, in a number of ways. Firstly, geographically. There is no region of the world not affected, whether as a producer or a receiver of refugees, or as a country of transit. Secondly, in the causes of migration. These form a broadRead More →