- Refugees and Forced Migration, Indigeneity and Marginality, State in Everyday Life, Rohingya Refugees, the Chittagong Hill Tracts
- Refugees, Forced Migration, Indigeneity
Forced Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights
The project concerns a conceptual, theoretical, and empirical understanding of forced migration, refugeehood, and the dynamics of transborder mobility. It investigates stateless persons, internally displaced people (IDPs), and refugees within the broader spectrum of the politics of differences in culture, faith, ethnicity, and voice. The number of forced migrants in the world now exceeds 117 million due to state crimes, violent conflict, persecution, natural disasters, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and a growing intolerance by authoritarian states. Consequently, forced migration has led to an expansion of refugees and camps across the world. The project sheds light on the hardships and painstaking journey most refugees face while moving from their place of origin to the place of migration. The project also touches upon human rights issues, international legal frameworks, and refugee protection regimes under the auspices of “burden sharing” and “global justice.” It examines humanitarian responses to forced displacement and refugee crises by the “international community”: NGOs, INGOs, the United Nations, and the respective states. Finally, it explores the challenges and potential in redressing the problem of forced migration and the growing refugee crisis across the world.