Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Danish Institute for Human Rights

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Research Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, specializing in asylum and refugee law

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More than 500 complaints of sometimes violent sexual assault have come to light since New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany.

A Culture Clash Threatens European Unity

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