Blurring Boundaries: Human Security and Forced Migration

In Blurring Boundaries: Human Security and Forced Migration scholars from law and social sciences offer a fresh view on the major issues of forced migration through the lens of human security. Although much scholarship engages with forced migration and human security independently, they have hardly been weaved together in a comprehensive manner. The contributions cover the issues of refugee law, maritime migration, human smuggling and trafficking and environmental migration.

Blurring Boundaries critically engages boundaries produced in the law with the main ideas of human security, thus providing a much-needed novel vocabulary for a critical discourse in forced migration studies.

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Stefan Salomon holds degrees in law and political science from the University of Innsbruck and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He teaches refugee law at the University of Graz.

Lisa Heschl, Dr.iur. (2016) University of Graz, holds a Post-Doc position at the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy at that University of Graz. Her research focuses on European asylum and migration law and policy.

Gerd Oberleitner, Dr.iur. (1996), University of Graz, is Professor of International Law and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at that University. His publications include Human Rights in Armed Conflict – Law, Practice, Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Wolfgang Benedek is Professor Emeritus at the University of Graz, where he was head of the Institute of International Law and International Relations and the European Training and Research Centre of Human Rights and Democracy. He has published widely in the fields of
human rights and human security.

About the Contributors
Part I: Exercises in Blurring
Whose Security? Introductory Remarks on People on the Move and the Reclaiming of Security Gerd Oberleitner and Stefan Salomon;
Global Responsibility Sharing and the Production of Superfluity in the Context of Refugee Protection Dana Schmalz;
Part II: The Politics of Refugee Law
The Exceptional Case of Refugees in Lebanon: An Argument for Rethinking the Concept of State Authority Maximilian Lakitsch;
The Missing Link between Law on Force and Refugee Law: Some Preliminary Remarks in Context Stefan Salomon;
Human Security and Shared Responsibility to Fight Transnational Crimes: Resolution 2240 (2015) of the UN Security Council on Smuggling of Migrants and Human Trafficking off the Coast of Libya Vassilis P. Tzevelekos;
The 2015 Andaman Sea Boat ‘Crisis’: Human Rights and Refugee Law Considerations Bríd Ní Ghráinne;
Part III: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and People on the Move
Just Relocation? Planned Relocation from Climate Change, Human Rights and Justice Daniel Petz;
The EU’s Strategy to Tackle Environmentally Induced Migration while Protecting Human Security Susanna Villani;
Part IV: Human trafficking
Trafficking in Human Beings and Human Security: A Comprehensive Approach;
Marco Borraccetti
Scholars, graduate students and policy makers who are interested in issues of forced migration and a refreshingly novel perspective on these issues.
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