Forced Migration Review 61: the ETHICS issue – now online 

We each live according to our own personal code of ethics but what moral principles guide our work? The 19 feature theme articles in Forced Migration Review 61 debate many of the ethical questions that confront us in programming, research, safeguarding and volunteering, and in our use of data, new technologies, messaging and images. Prepare to be enlightened, unsettled and challenged. 

This issue also contains a collection of articles in tribute to Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of the RSC and FMR, who died in July 2018. 

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We are very grateful to the following for their financial support for this issue: Carolyn Makinson, Martin James Foundation, Mary E McClymont, Refugee Studies Centre, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UK Research and Innovation/Global Challenges Research Fund and Women’s Refugee Commission. 

Forthcoming FMR feature themes: 
•	Return (October 2019, submissions now closed)
•	Cities and towns (February 2020)
•	Climate crisis (June 2020)
•	Recognising refugees (October 2020)

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Marion Couldrey and Jenny Peebles
Editors, Forced Migration Review
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Feature theme articles
‘Big data, little ethics: confidentiality and consent’, by Nicole Behnam and Kristy Crabtree (International Rescue Committee): 

‘New technologies in migration: human rights impacts’, by Petra Molnar (University of Toronto): 

‘Social media screening: Norway’s asylum system’, by Jan-Paul Brekke and Anne Balke Staver (Institute for Social Research / Oslo Metropolitan University) 

‘Developing ethical guidelines for research’, by Christina Clark-Kazak (University of Ottawa): 

‘Over-researched’ and ‘under-researched’ refugees’, by Naohiko Omata (University of Oxford): 

‘Research fatigue among Rwandan refugees in Uganda’, by Cleophas Karooma (Mbarara University of Science and Technology): 

‘Over-researching migration ‘hotspots’? Ethical issues from the Carteret Islands’, by Johannes M Luetz (Christian Heritage College/UNSW Sydney):

‘Ethics and accountability in researching sexual violence against men and boys’, by 
Sarah Chynoweth and Sarah Martin (Women’s Refugee Commission / independent): 

‘Ethics and consent in settlement service delivery’, by Carla Nayton and Sally Baker (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre / UNSW Sydney): 

‘Ethical primary research by humanitarian actors’, by Prisca Benelli and Tamara Low (Save the Children UK): 

‘EU migration strategy: compromising principled humanitarian action’, by Anaïs Faure Atger (Red Cross EU Office): 

‘A humanitarian approach to travel medicine?’, by Marta Aleksandra Balinska (Médecins Sans Frontières, Switzerland): 

‘Principled humanitarian assistance and non-State armed groups’, by Ruta Nimkar, Viren Falcao, Matthew Tebbutt and Emily Savage (Meraki Labs): 

‘Ethical dilemmas posed by unethical behaviour by persons of concern’, by Anna Turus (Transparency International): 

‘Ethical quandaries in volunteering’, by Ashley Witcher (University of Amsterdam):
‘The ethical use of images and messaging’, by Dualta Roughneen (Plan International Ireland): 

‘Representing refugees in advocacy campaigns’, by Natalie Slade (Massey University): 

‘Putting safeguarding commitments into practice’, by Agnes Olusese and Catherine Hingley (IOM South Sudan): 

‘Safeguarding in conflict and crisis’, by Sarah Blakemore and Rosa Freedman (Keeping Children Safe / University of Reading): 

Tribute to Barbara Harrell-Bond 

‘A Life Not Ordinary: our colleague Barbara Harrell-Bond’, by Matthew Gibney, Dawn Chatty and Roger Zetter (University of Oxford): 

‘A lifelong commitment to justice’, by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan: 

‘A refugee-centred perspective’, by Anita H Fábos (Clark University): 

‘Building expert witness reports: Barbara’s legacy’, by Maja Grundler (Queen Mary University of London): 

‘The helpfulness of Imposing Aid: a tribute from the Refugee Law Project’, by Chris Dolan (Refugee Law Project): 

‘Barbara’s ethics of antagonism’, by Joshua Craze (writer): 

‘AMERA: delivering a refugee-centred approach to protection’, by Sarah Elliott and Megan Denise Smith (UNHCR / IOM): 

’From a critique of camps to better forms of aid’, by Alyoscia D’Onofrio (International Rescue Committee): 

‘Resist injustice’, by Olivier Rukundo: 

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