The Criminalisation of Humanitarianism: From Volunteers to Human Smugglers in Italy

The aim of this project - The Criminalisation of Humanitarianism: From Volunteers to Human Smugglers in Italy - is to explore the criminalisation of humanitarianism, that is the effects of the recent criminalization of women and men who volunteer to conduct rescue operations at the Italian borders to save the lives of migrants trying to enter Europe.

Photo: Colourbox. Italian Coast
Photo: Colourbox

The project is carried out by following everyday practices of volunteers from NGOs and civil society organisations active in Search and Rescue operations in Sicily, Italy and their interactions with each other, local Italians, migrants and Italian state representatives. These data will be analysed through an interdisciplinary perspective, combining migration studies, criminology and peace and conflict studies.

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

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Anja Simonsen Associate Professor +4535323492 E-mail

Funded by:

Carlsbergfondet logoThe Criminalisation of Humanitarianism: From Volunteers to Human Smugglers in Italy has received a two year funding from Carlsbergfondet.

Project: The Criminalisation of Humanitarianism: From Volunteers to Human Smugglers in Italy
Period:  July 2021 - July 2023

Contact

Anja Simonsen

E-mail: anja.simonsen@anthro.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35 32 34 92