Conflating Human Trafficking and Smuggling belies good responses: Review of ‘Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour’

European leaders conflating human traffickers and human smugglers is not just inaccurate. It speaks to the ignorance and/or deliberate manipulation of facts at the heart of their policy responses.   Thanks to James Wan, African Arguments, for this excellent review of our book, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour.  First published on African Arguments, 18 October, 2016. As the mass movement…

Making the impossible possible: Why we need a new human rights diplomacy that’s fit for the 21st century

Politics as usual — or rather, the way we have been “doing politics” (and indeed policy in international relations) — has reached the end of its useful lifespan. That is, if ever it was useful — for more than just a small part of humanity — in the first place. In the Information Age, the lifespan of secrets has become radically shorter — information can…