I want to invite you to submit paper proposals to the panel “Latin American governance of refugees’ issues: Policies variation in a progressive regional framework”. The panel will be part of the 17th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) “Whither Refugees? Restrictionism, Crises and Precarity Writ Large”, which will be held from the 24 to 27 July 2018 at the Department of Balkan, Slavic, and Oriental Studies, and the Laboratory for the Study of Cultures, Gender, and Borders of the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, Greece. ( http://iasfm.org/iasfm17/ )
This panel seeks to analyze the management of forced migrations in Latin America, a region that is not widely visited in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. The aim here is to provide a forum for debate on this geographical area, at the international, regional and national levels. Indeed, this zone faces major challenges: the Central American crisis, the Colombian conflict, and more recently the waves of Venezuelan migrations. The causes of theses migrations are very varied, whose migrants are recognized as refugees or as economic migrants, depending on the country. This could be the occasion to discuss the forms of international protection based on the migratory status of persons (including humanitarian visas and mixed flows).
The presentation can focus either on the regional or the national level (including case study and countries comparison), and/or the analysis of the transnational cooperation networks (NGOs, organisations, municipalities, etc.).
The paper’s proposition (250 words maximum in English) must be send before Saturday, October 21st, to the following email: [log in to unmask] I will contact you during the week-end to arm the panel, in order to submit the whole panel Monday, October 23rd.
PhD student, Université Lumière Lyon 2 -France /Associated investigator, FLACSO-Ecuador; [log in to unmask]
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