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About Marta Welander

Marta Welander is the founder of the Refugee Rights Data Project, which aims at filling information gaps by conducting field research among refugee communities across Europe. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, London. 

Articles by Marta Welander

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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Calais demolition: ‘mission accomplished’, the politics of exhaustion and continued struggles for mobility

The destruction of the Calais camp last month did nothing other than displace the already-displaced, pushing them one step closer to exhaustion.

Refugees, displacement, and the European ‘politics of exhaustion’

Refugees and humanitarian workers alike are drained by years of uncertainty, movement, destitution, and the threat of criminal sanction or deportation, created by EU and state policies.

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