Lena Riemer


Lena Riemer holds a Ph.D. in international law from the Freie Universität Berlin, where she worked as a research and teaching assistant. After her Ph.D., she worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Nuremberg, Germany. Currently, she is an LL.M. candidate at Yale University.

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Poland’s Power Play at its Borders Violates Fundamental Human Rights Law 

While the political and diplomatic power play between the European Union and Belarus over sanctions and gas delivery cuts escalate, the conditions for thousands of migrants physically trapped between borders deteriorates by the hour. Despite a ban of journalists at the border area based on Poland’s declared emergency status, videos and pictures of migrants, including…

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How Trump’s Migration Policy Erodes National and International Standards of Protection for Migrants and Asylum Seekers

Early this month, 5,600 US soldiers were deployed to the southern border as a response to an approaching migrant caravan consisting of several thousand Central Americans. U.S. President Donald Trump called the advancing group in official statements a foreign “invasion” that warrants deploying up to 15,000 army members to support the border patrol. He further publicly warned…

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