You may know the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa better as Wits University. Along with Ryerson University, Wits is one of Protect’s two non-European partners. Joining the international Protect consortium from Wits University is Associate Professor and Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society, Jo Vearey and Dr. Nicholas Maple. […]
As the Covid-19 pandemic has tightened its grip on many western states, many refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants continue to be detained in reception and detention centres, without any prospect of release. With asylum processing at a standstill and returns to countries of origin on hold, detention of these individuals risks becoming arbitrary, if not inhumane.