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The strategic use of resettlement policies by Western Countries

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11 April 2022
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The expansion of resettlement policies has had a negligible effect on effective admissions. Only a small number of refugees have benefited from these programmes. - © Richard / Unsplash

Western countries repeatedly point to resettlement – the organised transfer of refugees to a safe third country – as a solution to persistent humanitarian crises. Yet, Philipp Lutz and Lea Portmann show how such resettlement can, paradoxically, be a way for states to legitimise limiting access to humanitarian protection.

Philipp Lutz

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Geneva; Research Fellow, Swiss National Science Program NCCR – on the move; Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

Lea Portmann

Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Fellow of NCCR – On The Move

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https://doi.org/10.57708/b120956269
Lutz, P., & Portmann, L. The strategic use of resettlement policies by Western Countries. https://doi.org/10.57708/B120956269

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