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Non-Returners: Forced Repatriation of Soviet Citizens and the Development of Refugee Protections

Non-Returners: Forced Repatriation of Soviet Citizens and the Development of Refugee Protections

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.

When the Germans Feared (German) Migration

When the Germans Feared (German) Migration

While drawing direct parallels to the modern day might be misleading, present-day Germany’s migration debates shares strong underlying themes with the fall of East Germany. The impact of push and pull factors, as well as the role that home and destination countries play in establishing them, continue to matter.