NCHS Annual Meeting: Humanitarian Challenges in Complex Contexts

Date: 5 November 2019 Time: 09:00-16:30 Location: Bergen Global CMI/UiB, Jekteviksbakken 31 This one-day event is an initiative of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) and the Norwegian Research Council’s funded projects “Humanitarian Diplomacy” and “SuperCamp”. The annual meeting for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts will take […]

Rescuing the rescuers

Date: 16th January 2019 Time: 12:00-13:00 Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 During 2018 over 2775 people drowned on the dangerous migration route across the Mediterranean and into Europe. A further 46 796 were rescued offshore by NGOs, while the Italian coastguard saved 35 875. The civil rescue work has been spearheaded by the NGO SOS […]

Humanitarian Borders

Date: 14.11.18 Time: 08:30-09:30. Place: Bergen Resource Centre, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen. Is humanitarian access and action geographically constrained? Which political perspectives are shaping this process? At what point does helping people in need become a criminal offence? What role do non-state actors play in a European humanitarian crisis? The Centre of Law and Social Transformation […]

Who is gay “enough”? Norwegian Immigration Authorities and Sexual Minorities Asylum Seekers

Andrea Grønningsæter (UiB) in conversation with Deniz Akin (NTNU): Sexual minorities face specific judicial and procedural challenges when applying for asylum. One of the central challenges that queer asylum seekers face in the asylum procedure is establishing the credibility of their sexual orientation. In other words, who are considered to be a ‘real’ gay, lesbian […]

Kongens gjestfrihet: flyktningers adgang, opphold og utvisning.

Den største flyktningebølgen siden 2. verdenskrig, som traff Europa i kjølvannet av den pågående borgerkrigen i Syria, har resultert i en opphetet debatt om statens forpliktelser i henhold til nasjonal lovgivning og internasjonale menneskerettigheter. Men hvilke rettigheter har staten til å innvilge eller avslå oppholdstillatelse? Og hvilken handlingsfrihet har staten til å tilbakekalle oppholdstillatelse og statsborgerskap? […]

Migration-medley 2017

An estimated 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since March 2011. Of these, more than five million have sought refuge in neighboring states, and approximately one million have reached Europe. The situation for many of these refugees has been, and continues to be, dire. Over 5000 people died during the hazardous journey across the […]

Migration management and how migrants manage

Time: 11:40-12:30 The phrase ‘migration management’ has come to replace ‘immigration control’ and puts a more positive spin on it. Borrowed from the corporate world, the term ‘management’ suggests control and efficiency, and glosses over the multiple conflicts that are often involved, within states, between states, and between states and migrants. Is it possible to […]