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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

Introduction This article examines the role of local faith actors in institutional responses to refugees (henceforth refugee response), first in relation to global policy guidelines and frameworks promoted through the Global Compact for Refugees

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Liliana L. Jubilut

engaged in their protection—has been championed recently, for example, by the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration 1 (as noted in its guiding principles, paragraph 15). Within this framework, universities can play a significant role and

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Social Justice through Enterprises

The End of the 1972/1973 Conjuncture? A Legal Perspective

Hagen Henrÿ

The article begins with reported data on social and economic imbalances and their negative effects on sustainable development. The state, the social partners, and enterprises such as cooperatives formerly organized democratic participation as the central mechanism through which social justice regenerates. Globalization makes them inoperative. That is why we have to reconsider the role of enterprises in general. Their responsibilities under the Global Compact and similar measures are not sufficient, unless they are made legally binding and are complemented by laws that link their structure to the aspects of sustainable development. The article singles out cooperatives and points to their features being approximated through legislation with the features of capitalistic companies, which negatively affects their sustainable development performance. The article concludes with remarks on the challenges for legislators, not least the outdated notion of competitiveness and a radically changing concept of enterprise.

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Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer

Secretary Kofi Annan launched the idea of a “Global Compact” 3 ( Kell and Ruggie 1999 ; Waddock 2002 ). The goal was explicitly to prevent disillusionment with global capitalism, in particular in the “developing countries.” The Global Compact

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

rights, if they are workers . They do not enjoy any specific rights for being migrants . Against this backdrop, it is unsurprising that the recently adopted Global Compact on a Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration (GCM) was born as a nonbinding

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

, enterprises, and civil society, with specific reference to the scientific community. Moreover, a new trend at the multilateral level through the United Nations Global Compact is emerging and coalescing: advancing the rule of law through engagement with

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Refugia Roundtable

Imagining Refugia: Thinking Outside the Current Refugee Regime

Nicholas Van Hear, Veronique Barbelet, Christina Bennett, and Helma Lutz

summitry held much promise of real progress: the outcomes were pledges on funding and resettlement that looked unlikely to be honored, and the prospect of “Global Compacts” on refugees and to promote safe, orderly, and regular migration, due to be agreed by