Misinformation and the politics of fear: the asylum debate in Australia

SPECIAL GUEST POST FROM FRIEND OF HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM, STEVE PHILLIPS. STEVE IS CURRENTLY A MASTER STUDENT OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AT ÅBO AKADEMI.   Both externally and internally, Australia prides itself on its strong human rights record and its standing as a good global citizen; however, deeper analysis shows a country that has … Continue reading

World Refugee Day: The need for a more equitable burden-sharing in refugee protection

SPECIAL GUEST POST FROM FRIEND OF HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM, MARINA LOURENÇO. MARINA IS CURRENTLY A MASTER STUDENT OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW AT ÅBO AKADEMI. It has already been some time since other voices started to call the world’s attention to the fact that developing countries are bearing a much heavier burden in refugee protection … Continue reading