Tuesday, 10 July 2018

New publication \ Return to peaceful Myanmar? Letting go of an illusion

For many people in Myanmar, forced recruitment, landmines and religious discrimination are causes of displacement and obstacles to return. In BICC Policy Brief 8 \ 2018, Markus Rudolf analyzes the current conflicts and formulates recommendations for handling forced displacement in Myanmar from the perspective of sustainable development cooperation. » more

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

New publication \ “Beyond aid: The continuous struggle to cope with displacement in Myanmar and Thailand”

After multi-party elections and the signing of a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement hopes were high of a possible settlement of Myanmar’s protracted conflict. Yet conflicts in the border areas and human rights abuses carry on, more than 600,000 Burmese continue to be displaced within Myanmar and three to five million remain in Thailand. In BICC Working Paper 1\2018 the authors Markus Rudolf and Clara Schmitz-Pranghe examine strategies that displaced persons from Myanmar have developed striving... » more

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Alliance for Sustainability \ BICC at the Open Day of the Villa Hammerschmidt

The Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research presented itself at the Open Day of the Villa Hammerschmidt, the Bonn residence of the German federal president, in tent 29 on Sunday, 24 June 2018. BICC was part of the topical cluster ‘Migration and Mobility’. » more

New Publication \ A good return policy needs good return advice

So-called voluntary return has priority over deportation in German’s residence law. BICC Policy Brief 7\2018 criticizes the increasingly restrictive German return policy. The authors Valentin Feneberg and Claudia Olivier-Mensah provide an analysis of how, under the given circumstances, it is possible to achieve successive improvements for those who are affected by return measures. » more

Friedensgutachten 2018 \ Researchers demand more diplomacy and fewer arms exports

On 12 June 2018, the four major German peace research institutes presented the Friedensgutachten 2018 (Peace Report) at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. They called upon the German government to use more diplomacy and restrict its arms exports. » more

BICC in the Media

"Verharmlosung der Waffenexporte". Interview with Max M. Mutschler, Welt-Sichten, 9 August 2018 (in German)

"Massenunterkünfte fördern Konflikte", Mediendienst Integration, 9 August 2018 (in German)

"phoenix plus: Prof. Conrad Schetter und Thomas Gebauer zur Bekämpfung von Fluchtursachen am 26.06.18", Phoenix (YouTube), 26 June 2018 (in German)

"Steinmeier lädt ein: Besucher können die Villa Hammerschmidt besichtigen", Kölnische Rundschau, 20 June 2018 (in German)

"Friedensgutachten 2018: Internationale Krisen: Deutschland soll sich mehr einmischen", FR.de, 13 June 2018 (in German)

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