Janina Pescinski is a junior research fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Globalisation, Culture and Mobility. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to questions of migration and human rights, as well as the role of diaspora networks and civil society.
Humanitarian citizens: breaking the law to protect human rights
When states criminalise help, is it a sign of active citizenship to disobey?
Introducing this week's special theme: 'Cities of welcome, cities of transit'
openDemocracy and its partners brought activists, academics, and policy makers together in Barcelona late last July...
Building a refugee political movement
Refugees in Europe assert their political agency in many ways, but must do so informally. A new movement seeks to...
Fortifying the outer defences under the guise of partnership
The EU is moving deeper into its project of externalising border management, further endangering its claim to be a...
The common humanity of Nuit Debout
The Nuit Debout movement has effectively challenged state power in many cities, forcing people to think about how...
The limits of borders
Borders are constructed to separate people, but they become a permanent point of contact and violence between the two sides.