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Using the Rhetoric of Obscenity Against Vulnerable Migrants Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, by Robert F. Barsky

The US border is now officially closed to everyone, unless the crossing falls under the rather ill-defined category of “essential.” This move is officially described as a public health response to the spread of Coronavirus, but it also happens to coincide with the Trump administration’s frequently stated view that the country is “full.” Furthermore, it […]

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What does the 1967 Protocol have to say about the Legal Obligations that the United States Owes to Asylum Seekers?, by Robert F. Barsky

The Trump administration’s claims and actions in regards to refugees and asylum seekers have led lawmakers, lawyers and the courts to consider a crucial question: What are the US government’s obligations towards refugees and asylum seekers? There are rights that are clearly stated in such work as Hathaway and Neve, which are rooted in the […]

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The 1967 Refugee Protocol and the Progressive “Liberalization” of International Refugee Law, by Robert F. Barsky

All around the world, refugees who are “lucky” enough to be rescued at sea, or to cross the border into a host country, are finding that the safe haven from persecution that they long for is being replaced with uncertainty (Malta), detention of children (Nauru), inhumane refugee camp conditions (Syria), financial ruin (Israel), forced return […]

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Employing the Travaux préparatoires of the 1967 Protocol to Defend the Rights of Vulnerable Migrants, By Robert F. Barsky

I have amassed close to a thousand pages of letters, minutes of meetings, memos and reports that from repositories of the UNHCR, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Swiss archives, as well as various university library repositories. They offer precise details concerning the negotiations that produced the 1967 Protocol to the 1951 Geneva Convention, […]