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Eight months in: What have we been up to?

Eight months have passed since PROTECT’s official project launching. Since then, the PROTECT researchers have been working and researching remotely during the Corona-induced lockdowns. In this article you can explore the status of PROTECT’s individual Work Packages and what is next on the agenda for our researchers.

Interviewing PROTECT’s Independent Ethics Adviser Emanuela Ceva:

Eleven partner institutions and Work Packages, nine countries, and three years of cross-disciplinary research: in her role as PROTECT’s Independent Ethics Adviser, Emanuela Ceva’s outsider perspective will assist the consortium in navigating through complex ethical issues and blind spots that may arise along the way: – They may be elusive, but ethical issues are ubiquitous across the entire research actives of large research projects as PROTECT.

Job opening: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science and Social Anthropology

Work with us! Position: Two Postdoctoral Research FellowshipsField(s): Social Anthropology and Political Science Application deadline: 25 August 2020, 12 am (CET) > Read more about PROTECT’s research > Read more about PROTECT’s Catania team August 2020: Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Political Science and Social Anthropology The Department of Political and Social Sciences of the […]

Call for papers: The Global Compact for Migration (GMC) in comparative perspective

The World Comparative Law / Ver-fassung und Recht in Übersee (WCL/VRÜ) welcomes submissions for the forthcoming special issue: ‘The Global Compact for Migration (GMC) in comparative perspective’ Summary: The World Comparative Law journal dedicates a special issue to the impact, interpretation, and institutionalization of the GCM from a comparative perspective. We particularly encourage voices and […]

Protect partner presentations: Ghent University

Does the institutional location of states’ asylum agencies matter for the quality of their asylum determination? How does states’ institutional re-shuffling of their asylum agencies affect refugees’ right to international protection? These are the questions that PROTECT’s Belgian team from Ghent University seeks to answer as they study the impact of the Global Refugee and Migration Compacts on the governance of international protection. Leading the research is Professor Frank Castecker, on his team is also Ph.D. fellow, Eva Ecker.

Protect partner presentations: The University of Giessen

Meet PROTECT’s team of legal scholars from the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany, led by one of Europe’s leading experts in migration law, Professor Jürgen Bast. Bast’s team explores the legal implications of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants and how they as young soft-law instruments interact with pre-existing legal frameworks.

Protect partner presentations: The University of Stuttgart

Two researchers from the Institute for Social Science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany are part of the international PROTECT consortium: Tenure-track Professor, Raphael Heiko Heiberger, and Research Assistant, Sara Schmitt. By applying their knowledge of computational methods, the Stuttgart team will contribute to analyzing how global media discourses on refugee protection and citizens’ attitudes towards the Global Compacts’ burden- and responsibility-sharing aspects shape political decision making.