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Professor Matthew J Gibney (RSC Director) has a new article in Philosophy Compass on ‘The ethics of refugees’. Here, he provides “an introduction to some contentious ethical issues relating to refugees” and aims to “give a sense of why, in spite of the general agreement on the state duty to provide asylum, many of the issues raised by responses to refugees are contested.”

In the article, he addresses the questions:

  • What is a refugee?
  • Why do we have obligations to refugees?
  • What are the entitlements of refugees?
  • How should responsibility for refugees be distributed between states?
  • What are the duties of refugees?

The article is available to subscribers here >>

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