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Who can be sustainably reintegrated after return? Using post-return monitoring for rights-based return policies

This policy brief addresses people’s post-return vulnerabilities and protection needs beyond refoulement and demonstrates that returns can both exacerbate existing, as well as create new vulnerabilities. It argues that rights-based return policies need more robust vulnerability assessments and more extensive monitoring of people’s access to rights and well-being after return.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Government
Author
Maybritt Jill Alpes
Izabella Majcher
Other Source / Publisher
United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
Language
Geographic Scope
Region
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Keywords
Integration policies
Return migration
Status
Published

Who can be sustainably reintegrated after return? Using post-return monitoring for rights-based return policies

This policy brief addresses people’s post-return vulnerabilities and protection needs beyond refoulement and demonstrates that returns can both exacerbate existing, as well as create new vulnerabilities. It argues that rights-based return policies need more robust vulnerability assessments and more extensive monitoring of people’s access to rights and well-being after return.


*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).