Pushing the Boundaries: New Dynamics of Forced Migration and Transnational Responses in Latin America

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Research interests:
Civil Rights, Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Globalization & Development, Human rights, International Law, International Relations, Political Institutions, Social Sciences
Africa, Africa, Europe, Europe, South America, South America
Project period:
01-Oct-2012 - 30-Sep-2015
Project categories:
Research project
Project summary:

New trends of increasing arrivals of ‘extra-continental’ migrants and refugees, many from conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, are raising substantive challenges of security and justice for Latin American societies. At the same time, particularly in Central America, novel patterns of gang- and drug-related generalised violence are producing extensive forced displacement. As States in the region seek to balance societal fears about terrorism and criminality against their international obligations to protect refugees and displaced persons, they explore new forms of transnational cooperation on asylum and migration issues.
Employing a multi-disciplinary methodology this three-year project will investigate and influence the ways in which Latin American States utilise transnational structures and interventions to address new security and justice challenges arising from forced migration.
The project is funded under the Future Research Leaders scheme by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the United Kingdom.

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Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Dr David Cantor Lecturer in International Human Rights Law Institute of Commonwealth Studies School of Advance Study, University of London david.cantor@sas.ac.uk



Funder Grant type Award
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders £168,690