Author: Liliana Lyra Jubilut

Liliana Lyra Jubilut is Professor at the Post-graduate course in Law at Universidade Católica de Santos (Brazil) and has been working on refugee issues for 17 years, including from the practical and academic perspectives. She was recently a visiting fellow at the Refugee Law Initiative (London) and is a researcher with the project Brazil’s Rise to the Global Stage (BraGS) at the Peace Research Institute Oslo.

The Needs, Challenges and Power Dynamics of Refugee Resettlement

This fall, the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) was held in New York. The 193 UN member states gather annually to discuss, and sometimes act upon, global issues. Refugees were on the agenda in 2018, not only because numbers are historically high (25.4 million at the end of 2017) but also because… Read more »

Refugee Resettlement as Humanitarian Governance: The Need for a Critical Research Agenda

This blog post suggests understanding refugee resettlement as an instrument of humanitarian governance from the selection of refugees to their long-term integration. It presents a five-point research agenda aiming to investigate resettlement’s power dynamics in multiscalar perspective, with a focus on: political economy; the UNHCR’s competing goals; and the role of discretion, persuasion and coercion… Read more »