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About Heaven Crawley

Heaven Crawley is professor in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, specialising in aspects of international migration, including policy, public attitudes and the experience of refugees and asylum-seekers. Among her many reports on these topics are Understanding and changing public attitudes to migration (Centre for Migration Policy Research, 2009) and Chance or Choice? Understanding Why Asylum Seekers Come to the UK (Refugee Council, 2010) 


Articles by Heaven Crawley

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Turkey and refugee rights: the missing link

Europe's deal with Turkey to solve its refugee crisis has little regard for the status of families like those of Hassan Ayo, a human rights activist from the Syrian border town of Ras-al-Ain, near Kobani.

Migration: beyond "what people think"

A skewed debate on immigration has lost touch with reality and become fuel for fear, anxiety and prejudice. Never have reasoned argument and evidence been more needed.

Europe's war on migrants

The unending series of mass drownings in the Mediterranean of migrants and refugees are not unfortunate tragedies: they are the dread outworking of the occluding of humanitarian concern by the rhetoric of border control.

Detaining children is not a necessary evil, despite the Coalition's approach

The Coalition’s justification for continuing to detain families with children is that otherwise they will abscond. This is simply not true, according to Professor Heaven Crawley.
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