‘Displaced’ Podcast: Let’s Start With How We Define ‘Refugee’

In a bit of shameless self-promotion: IRC and Vox have teamed up to launch a podcast called Displaced. They gave me a chance to talk about the GCR and the refugee regime in general. You can find the podcast here or listen below.

Two Podcasts of Interest

On UN Day in 1959, Eleanor Roosevelt hosted a radio program honoring World Refugee Year.  Her featured guests included Doris Day, Joseph Schildkraut and Gregory Peck. Mrs. Roosevelt called the situation of refugees in Europe "a blot on the conscience of all mankind."

US Refugee Admissions Resume, and Another Loss in Court for the Trump Executive Orders

Two items worth noting. First, the State Department has again begun processing for refugee admissions, despite President Trump's Executive Order putting the program on hold and capping admissions for the current fiscal year at 50,000. Second, the Federal Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit issued a scathing opinion affirming (nearly all parts of) a lower court's preliminary injunction against the revised Trump Order.

New Factsheet Published on Global Compacts from the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law has prepared a useful Factsheet on the refugee and migrant global compacts. Take a look here.