Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe

Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe- Edited by: Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven W. Bender. 
Publisher: Lexington Books

The book explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants. This interdisciplinary volume envisions and calls for a transformation in migration policy, motivated by the common goal of drastically reducing the peril migrants face when compelled to make their treacherous journeys. All contributors to this volume agree on the inadequacy of current approaches and the dire need for change in global migration law and policy. Therefore, the book seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives, toward wider participation and influence within the forced migration policy debate. Guided by the famous advice of Karl Marx that the point should be changing the world rather than merely analysing or interpreting it, the contributors suggest practical measures to fix the current gap in responses to migrant peril, along with strategies for diagnosing, countering, and promoting human dignity and social justice, with the aim of preventing future deaths and injuries in migrant journeys across the globe.

Ms Maja Grundler
Affiliation: PhD Student, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, England
Chapter 4: Refugee Status for Survivors of Dangerous Journeys? Establishing a Nexus to Nationality

Dr Franzisca Zanker (with Niklas Hultin)
Affiliation: Senior Researcher (Cluster Head), Arnold Bergstraesser Institut
Chapter 2: Responding to the Backway: The Migrant Crisis and The Gambia 

Dr Tarini Mehta
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, O. P. Jindal Global University, India
Chapter 12: Environmental Refugees from Bangladesh: Avenues for Refuge in India

Dr Michael Addaney
Affiliation: Lecturer & Coordinator of MPhil Environmental Planning & Development, Department of Planning, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana
Chapter 11: Managing Cross-border Climate-induced Migration in the Africa Union: Legal Implications and Policy Interventions 

Human Rights Consortium
Dr Veronica Fynn Bruey, Ms Maja Grundler, Dr Franzisca Zanker, Dr Tarini Mehta and Dr Michael Addaney
Event date: 
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - 4:00pm