– Migration is an important field of law because legal status makes an enormous difference. If you have status as ‘citizen’ you are protected by the law in a completely different way than refugees and migrants.

These were the opening remarks of Professor Siri Gloppen, who earlier this week invited four migration researchers to present their research on how the law – or the absence of it – affects the lives and rights of refugees and migrants.

The University of Bergen-researchers Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan and Professor Jessica Schultz were physically present to the research of the projects PROTECT and TEMPRO, which both grapple with the consequences of changes and developments in European and global asylum politics and legal frameworks.

Read the full article here