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The latest issue of Forced Migration Review on Ethics is now online at

We each live according to our own personal code of ethics but what moral principles guide our work? The 19 feature theme articles in FMR 61 debate many of the ethical questions that confront us in programming, research, safeguarding and volunteering, and in our use of data, new technologies, messaging and images. Prepare to be enlightened, unsettled and challenged.

This issue is being published in tribute to Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of the Refugee Studies Centre and FMR, who died in July 2018. Barbara fought throughout her life for refugee rights, to keep refugees at the centre of humanitarian interventions and to give refugees voice and thus agency. These are issues which resonate even more deeply now, in an age in which safe havens for refugees are increasingly being eroded and violations of human rights are on the rise.  In a special collection of articles, authors discuss her legacy: the impact she had and its relevance for our work today. The introductory article has been written by current and former RSC Directors – Matthew Gibney, Dawn Chatty, and Roger Zetter. Other articles have been contributed by, amongst others, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, Anita H Fábos (Clark University), Chris Dolan (Refugee Law Project), and Olivier Rukundo (a refugee Barbara assisted).

Thanks to advisors and donors:

FMR would like to thank: Christina Clark-Kazak (University of Ottawa), Tom Scott-Smith (University of Oxford) and FMR’s International Advisory Board for their assistance as advisors to the feature theme; RSC colleagues and Barbara’s family for help with the Barbara Harrell-Bond tribute section; and the following donors for their support of this particular issue – Carolyn Makinson, Martin James Foundation, Mary E McClymont, Refugee Studies Centre, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, UK Research and Innovation/Global Challenges Research Fund, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and a donor in Belgium.

FMR 61 will be available in English and Arabic.

To read individual articles or download the full pdf, please visit . To request print copies, please email