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Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, HLS


The escalation of contemporary distress migration has coincided with an intensification of intolerance, xenophobia and nativism precipitating enormous human suffering among the migrant and refugee community. This chapter examines some instances of the growing exclusionary trend in current refugee and migration policy and explores alternative strategic opportunities to enforce the human rights and humanitarian entitlements for distress migrants established by international norms.


Bhabha, Jacqueline. "Toleration Deficits: The Perilous State of Refugee Protection Today." Philosophy & Social Criticism, May 2019, Vol.45(4), pp.503-510 45.4 (May 2019): 503-510.