Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. DRC fulfils its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations internationally, and in Denmark, on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. We understand "durable solutions" as any means by which the situation of refugees can be permanently and satisfactorily resolved, enabling them to live normal lives. Durable solutions can be voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement. In Denmark, DRC assists refugees in all aspects of integration as well as asylum procedures. Internationally, DRC actively participates in supporting the protection of refugees, and promoting durable solutions for conflict-affected populations.

Danish Refugee Council website

Eva Ersbøll

Eva Ersbøll is a lawyer, SENIOR RESEARCHER, EMERITA AT THE DANISH INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. Formerly she worked as a legal assistant to the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman and an analyst to the Commissioner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Including the Rights of Persons belonging to Minorities. Her PhD is on Danish Nationality in an International and Historical Perspective. She has published on a number of other topics, including Union citizenship, nationality law in Europe, equality and non-discrimination. She has been working with statelessness for many years, in a national and Nordic context, and as a consultant for UNHCR.

Eva Ersbøll website