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A Conversation on Statelessness with Kristy Belton

A Conversation on Statelessness with Kristy Belton

In this interview, Kristy A. Belton talks about statelessness–which affects more than ten million people worldwide–including why it persists and how we can end it. Belton’s most recent essay on statelessness appears in the Spring 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs.

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| April 20, 2017

Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s what we’ve been reading this month.






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Tomahawk Foreign Policy: Trump and The Use of Force Short of War

Tomahawk Foreign Policy: Trump and The Use of Force Short of War

| April 11, 2017

What can just war thinking and the use of force short of war tell us about Trump’s strike against Syria?






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<i>EIA</i> Spring 2017 Issue—Out now!

EIA Spring 2017 Issue—Out now!

| March 10, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Spring 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs. Access the issue here.






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Spring 2017 (Issue 31.1)

Spring 2017 (Issue 31.1)

| March 10, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue includes essays by Michael Ignatieff on human rights and the ordinary virtues; Kristy A. Belton on the prospect of ending statelessness in the Americas, the second of a two-part series; and Carmen Gómez Martín on the problematic nature of refugee camps as de facto long-term solutions. It also contains two features, one by Dan Bulley and the other by Alise Coen, presenting differing views on the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the refugee protection regime, with a brief introduction by Jason Ralph and James Souter; a review essay on immigration ethics by Linda Bosniak; and three book reviews.






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Human Rights, Global Ethics, and the Ordinary Virtues

| March 10, 2017

Drawing on research from site-visits to eight countries, this essay explores whether human rights has become a global ethic, and, if so, how the concept of human rights influences or structures private moral decision-making.






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Heeding the Clarion Call in the Americas: The Quest to End Statelessness

| March 10, 2017

In 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees launched the #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness by 2024. Given that UN Secretary-General António Guterres and others have identified the Americas as having the potential to be the first region to end statelessness, this essay evaluates the region’s progress towards that goal.






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Rethinking the Concept of a “Durable Solution”: Sahrawi Refugee Camps Four Decades On

Rethinking the Concept of a “Durable Solution”: Sahrawi Refugee Camps Four Decades On

| March 10, 2017

The Sahrawi people have been housed in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria since 1975. This essay uses the case of the Sahrawi to illustrate the problematic nature of refugee camps, which are intended to serve a transitional purpose but ultimately become de facto long-term solutions, depriving refugees of their political and social rights indefinitely.






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