In the past few years, illegalized refugees have begun organizing in order to seek visibility. They have done so through Occupy-style tent camps and squatting. I have been involved in the initial stage of the Amsterdam group, We are here. Part of my involvement consisted of giving lectures to the refugees; another part was writing articles in the Dutch media and law journals. The emphasis has been on (un)equal treatment, as well as on the de facto citizenship of the activists.
NB1: I use the term illegalized refugee, see on this Harald Bauder: ‘Why We Should Use the Term ‘Illegalized’ Refugee or Immigrant: A Commentary’, International Journal of Refugee Law 2014, p. 327-332.
NB2: I use the term refugee for people who have not been recognized as such, see my article ‘Wij zijn hier’ (2013) below.
- Rechtsherstel voor Somaliërs (2014)
- ‘Wij zijn hier’. Gelijke behandeling van niet uitzetbare vreemdelingen (Artikel 1-lezing 2013)
- A distributive approach to migration law: or the convergence of communitarianism,libertarianism, and the status quo (2010)
- Hoog tijd voor een reëlere blik van de IND (2015)
- Voor de poorten van de stad. Antigone en de asielzoekers (2013)