Asylum and indigeneity in the context of ongoing displacement at the Ecuadorian and Colombian border: a juridical and anthropological analysis (7350)

En valorisation
Début / Fin
01.12.2018 - 30.11.2019
Domaine(s) d'expertise
Migrations, citoyenneté, interculturalité
Sociologie, anthropologie
Sources de financement
Centre Latinoamericano-Suizo (SEFRI)
Lavanchy Anne (Haute école de travail social Genève)
Leyvraz Anne-Cécile (Haute école de travail social et de la santé | EESP | Lausanne)
Waldmüller Johannes M. (Universidad de Las Americas (UDLA), Quito)
Umana Camilo (Universidad Externado de Colombia)


This project aims to provide the basis for an in-depth and innovative analysis of the concept of asylum. Typically addressed from a national-state centric perspective, there are currently no studies offering an “indigenous” perspective, or – more accurately - indigenous perspectives. This knowledge gap is critical in regard to the growing impact of the accommodation of displaced persons in indigenous territories. The border region of Ecuador and Colombia, which has lately and once again become a melting pot of multiple interests and conflicts triggering displacement (Colombians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorians amongst others), offers an opportunity to launch combined applied legal and anthropological research on these issues.