Resettlement, complementary pathways and the Global Compact on Refugees

23 November 2021
via Zoom

This ASILE Webinar will launch the Special Issue of Frontiers in Human Dynamics ‘Managing Forced Displacement: Refugee Resettlement and Complementary Pathways’ in light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

One of the four objectives of the GCR is to ‘expand access to third country solutions’ for refugees, including refugee resettlement and ‘complementary pathways’. The GCR’s ambitions for refugee mobility via third country solutions raises many questions. For instance, refugee resettlement has long been a durable solution for a small minority of refugees that are primarily selected because of their vulnerability. If third country solutions proliferate, will particularly vulnerable refugees still be prioritised? Do all actors involved in third country solutions share the same understanding of ‘vulnerability’? What does the multiplication of third country solutions mean for resettlement candidates? What is necessary to ensure that civil society’s engagement in ‘complementary pathways’ is durable? Is community sponsorship really a complementary pathway? And what is the relationship between third country solutions and spontaneous access to asylum? These are some of the questions interrogated in the special issue.

Introductory Remarks

Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of JHA Unit, CEPS

Adèle Garnier

Assistant Professor, Université Laval  


Yasemin Bekyol

Doctoral Candidate, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen  

Nikolas Feith Tan

Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for Human Rights

Jennifer Hyndman

Professor, York University  

Agathe Ménétrier

Doctoral Candidate, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris

Natalie Welfens

Postdoctoral Researcher, Hertie School of Governance Berlin  


Audrey Macklin

Professor, University of Toronto  

Meltem İneli Ciğer

Assistant Professor, Suleyman Demirel University 

Event details

Date: 23.11.2021, Tuesday

Time: 15:30 – 17:30 CET