Nicole Behnam and Kristy Crabtree

Donors’ thirst for data is increasingly undermining security and confidentiality, putting both survivors of violence and staff at risk.

Petra Molnar

States are keen to explore the use of new technologies in migration management, yet greater oversight and accountability mechanisms are needed in order to safeguard fundamental rights.

Jan-Paul Brekke and Anne Balke Staver

The growing use of data gathered from social media in asylum claim assessments raises critical yet underexplored ethical questions.

Christina Clark-Kazak

The IASFM has agreed an international code of ethics to guide research with displaced people. Challenges that arose during its development merit continued discussion.

Naohiko Omata

A number of ethical issues emerge from working with ‘over-researched’ and ‘under-researched’ refugee groups.

Cleophas Karooma

Refugees in Nakivale refugee settlement demonstrate research fatigue, yet a return visit by one particular researcher reveals an interesting twist to the tale.

Johannes M Luetz

The situation of the Carteret Islanders, often characterised as the first ‘climate change refugees’, has attracted much research interest. What is the impact of such interest? And are standard ethics compliance processes appropriate?

Sarah Chynoweth and Sarah Martin

Researching sexual violence against men and boys in humanitarian settings requires navigating multiple ethics- and accountability-related tensions.

Carla Nayton and Sally Baker

Service providers working in settlement contexts could draw more on research principles in order to better enable new arrivals to understand questions of rights and consent.

Prisca Benelli and Tamara Low

As humanitarian agencies increasingly follow the example of academia in establishing ethics review committees, one such agency reflects on the benefits and drawbacks.

Anaïs Faure Atger

EU migration policies are undermining basic humanitarian principles and making it more difficult for humanitarian actors to uphold their ethical commitments. 

Marta Aleksandra Balinska

When MSF recently piloted travel medicine services for people travelling along migration routes in Greece, various ethical challenges and moral dilemmas emerged.


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