Tag Archives: Immigration

Migration and Democracy / Democratization: Publications, Website, Facebook-Group


 I have collected an overview of my publications on migration and democracy / democratization on a dedicated website and have created a corresponding facebook group. Please let me know if you have published something related to this topic and I … Continue reading

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UN releases Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders #migration


It is somehow seen as common sense that borders have to be protected – but what about the protection of people and their human rights at borders? Borderlands have gained increasing attention by activists and academics, but policymakers are often … Continue reading

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Update on the 6th World Social Forum on Migrations #WSFM in Johannesburg: Schedule available


More information has been released about the upcoming 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (#WSFM) that will take place from the 5th until the 8th December 2014 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The program will consist of Plenary … Continue reading

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Out now: My first 2 articles on the 2014 #GFMD in Stockholm


Two shorter articles/comments I have written on the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm (GFMD) are now available online: One has been published in the journal Development + Cooperation (German version: Entwicklung + Zusammenarbeit), the other in … Continue reading

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#GFMD2014 : Civil society unease over UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moons reference to “illegal (status of) migrants” #gfmd2014se


From a migrant civil society perspective, there was a lot to like about the opening speech of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for the GFMD common space. For once, he was the first after 4 speakers who explicitly mentioned the … Continue reading

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#PGA2014 workshop on migration and democracy: Claiming migrant voices through suffrage #GFMDCSD


There have been extensive debates on migration and development, but one central topic has often been neglected: democratic development and participation. A workshop on “Claiming our voices, claiming our right of suffrage” during the Peoples Global Action (PGA) in Stockholm … Continue reading

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Global migration week in Stockholm: #PGA and #GFMD civil society programs online


This Friday marks the start of 8 days of intensive discussions, networking – and maybe results? – on global migration and development in Stockholm. The 8th People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA) will meet from 9 … Continue reading

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