I am simply blown away by the great early reviews we have received on our book, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour, which will be available to buy at the end of September.
Three eminent policymakers and academics had the following to say:
A graphic and highly readable account of the global human smuggling industry which dispels many of the myths surrounding this issue. Investigative journalism at its very best.’ — Jeff Crisp, Research Associate, Chatham House, and former Head of Policy Development and Evaluation, UNHCR
Jeff not only brings decades of practical experience in supporting refugee communities, but has also published extensively on the migration crisis, and has become one of the leading voices in rethinking how the international community should be supporting refugees and migrants.
‘Tinti and Reitano’s book brings to life the tragic dimensions of the current refugee crisis and the smugglers who are an indispensable element in the refugees’ mobility. Grounded in a deep knowledge of the economics, politics and corruption behind this business, the authors present an account that is both readable but contains profound insights.’ — Louise Shelley, Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, George Mason University
Louise is one of the foremost academics, leading the charge on untangling the gordian knot of crime, corruption, terrorism, and using that lens to analyse global governance. Her book, Dirty Entanglements is a thought leader in this regard.
‘Migration is one of today’s game-changers and this book, rich in detail and well documented, excels in reminding the reader that migration reflects a basic human aspiration — the desire for dignity and security, but more particular, that for a better life. If this sounds familiar, it should—and no law is to change this.’ — Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
UNODC is the custodian of the UN Transnational Organised Crime Convention (UNTOC), and accordingly is the agency who leads in terms of policy and responses to human smuggling. The endorsement from Jean-Luc, who heads their policy making arm, reflects our own book’s message of how we need to rethink the way we see both migration, and the smugglers who enable it.
Peter and I could not be more thrilled with these three excellent reviews, and offer our thanks to Jeff, Louise and Jean-Luc for their time.