Safe with the Neighbours? Legal and actual protection of forced migrants in the Global South: perspectives on and from Morocco

Wissing, Ruben
Faculteit Recht en Criminologie
Vakgroep Europees, Publiek- en Internationaal Recht
Academische graad
Doctor in de rechten
Taal proefschrift
Prof., Ellen Desmet, RE22
Prof., Michel Tison, RE21 - Prof., Evangelia Tsourdi, Maastricht University - Prof., Barbara Oomen, Utrecht University - Prof., Yousra Abourabi, Université internationale de Rabat - Prof., Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, RE22 - Prof., Sami Zemni, Faculteit PS

Korte beschrijving

This dissertation presents doctoral research on the protection of forced migrants in Morocco. It compiles three papers, an introduction, conclusions and policy recommendations. To avoid hegemonic and Eurocentric thinking, different disciplinary approaches are taken: a doctrinal analysis of international law, a socio-legal study based on fieldwork with Congolese migrants in Rabat, and an international relations assessment of Morocco’s African migration policy. The results show the a dynamic agency in the Global South, especially among the Congolese migrants, within structuring global power imbalance dominated by the North. A new concept of ‘protection consciousness’ is elaborated to give expression to migrants understanding of protection. The research also recommends to further develop a legally binding mechanism to allocate the shared responsibility for the protection of forced migrants in proportion to the respective capacity of each state.


Maandag 28 november 2022, 18:00
Aula, Ceremoniezaal, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent
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