This research study examines how protection seekers experience their ‘vulnerabilities’ and how these experiences are continuously shaped and produced in interaction with the legal and policy frameworks and implementation practices of the relevant decision-makers. We use the term ‘protection seekers’ to describe those migrants seeking legal protection status under national and international law.
The select countries are in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway), North America (Canada), the Middle East (Lebanon) and Africa (Uganda and South Africa).
The vulnerabilities encountered by protection seekers will be documented and analyzed with a dynamic approach, which studies the evolution of vulnerabilities over time from the introduction of an application for a ‘protection status’ to a final decision on the application.
Horizon 20/20 grant, co-funded by SSHRC
SSHRC, Horizon 20/20
Year Project Started:
University of Ottawa
(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)