The research project aimed at identifying and addressing the main gaps in the international protection of stranded migrants.
Recent crises have shown the vulnerability of the stranded migrants trapped in dangerous situations, but their general exposer to danger during their travel and stay in transit and destination countries should not be neglected. Although this area has remained widely unaddressed, humanitarian agencies and experts on the ground have demonstrated that it is of larger magnitude one might expect.
The project therefore inquired into the multifaceted phenomenon of stranded migrants and developed a coherent and global framework for States and international agencies for protecting them. This research identified the vulnerabilities of stranded migrants and their correlative needs for protection, analyzed the normative standards applicable to them and opened up new routes to their international protection that could serve as basis for policy makers.