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About Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is Research Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. His research focuses on international regulation, with a special emphasis on refugee and migration, human rights and EU Justice and Home Affairs, and he is currently involved in both the formal negotiations of the UN Global Compact on Refugees as an academic expert, and various political and academic fora working on global reform to the refugee regime (including as steering group member of the World Commission on Forced Displacement). He has consulted for different governments, NGOs and international organisations, including the EU and UN.

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Commitments and compromises: will the world be able to secure a better deal for refugees?

Refugee rights are reserved for the few lucky enough to evade the sophisticated deterrence regime, while the vast majority of the world’s refugees are referred to a life in semi-permanent limbo.

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