The international community is facing numerous migration crises, much like those that drove the development of international refugee rights and protections in the twentieth century. But instead of embracing and strengthening legal mechanisms to protect these people, we are seeing them undermined by nationalist and anti-democratic forces. With that in mind, the historical context in which international rights for asylum seekers developed offers important perspective on what makes them valuable.
Tag: Refugee Crisis
Room to Breathe is a new exhibition from the Migration Museum, London, which aims to tell the stories of migration to and from the UK over the centuries.
‘The lifejacket is a symbol and a provocation’, Christopher Whitehead responds to Manchester Museum’s acquisition.
How are museums responding to the refugee crisis in Europe? Bryan Sitch on Manchester Museum’s acquisition & display of a refugee’s life jacket from the Greek island of Lesvos.
The UNHCR reported that in the first six months of this year 1,867 people died attempting the crossing, with the toll rising weekly throughout the summer to hit over 2,600 by the beginning of September.