Helen Hintjes Prof., PhD (ISS)
I work at ISS (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) in The Hague, mainly on Euro-African post-colonial relations. From genocide and post-conflict recovery in Rwanda and the African Great Lakes region, to asylum rights in Europe, my research bridges North and South. Within ‘Fortress Europe’, serious questions arise about how global health rights can be secured for undocumented people. Thanks to RGHI, participatory research was carried out in 2013-14 in Rotterdam and The Hague, with Karin Astrid Siegmann (ISS-EUR) and Richard Staring (EUR). Early findings suggest the key obstacle to quality health care for undocumented people is fear, generated by their ‘illegal’ status.