Humanitarian racism and “pet exceptionalism”: confronting hierarchies of life in refugee protection.
Not only are Ukrainian refugees treated as more worthy of protection than refugees from the Middle East and Africa; it seems like their pets are too! This begs a deeply uncomfortable question: given the historical and colonial tendency to conflate non-white people with animality, might Ukrainian pets be considered more human than the refugees trapped in prison-like camps (cages) at the European border? Arguably, the “pet exceptionalism” Sandvik identifies in the article linked above also challenges us to rethink and reimagine the subject of humanitarian protection.
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Water segregation, water disconnection and human rights litigation: An examination of the use of law to challenge structural racism in Detroit and Johannesburg
A Research Agenda for Human Rights and the Environment
Abortion, law and health in the Arab world
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International Abortion Law: A Research Handbook
A Necessary Evil: A History of Palestinian Refugee Camps, UNRWA and Jordan, 1950–1970
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Continental Encampment. Genealogy of humanitarian containment in the Middle East and Europe