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Table of Contents Alert: Refugee Survey Quarterly September 1, 2014; Vol. 33, No. 3

Oxford Journals have recently published the latest table of contents alert for the Refugee Survey Quarterly journal.  Further details of the articles included in Volume 33, Number 3, (September 2014), are detailed as follows:


UNHCR International Protection Policies 2000–2013: From Cross-Road to Gaps and Responses
Tom Clark and James C. Simeon
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 1-33
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The New Wave: Forced Displacement Caused by Organized Crime in Central America and Mexico
David James Cantor
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 34-68
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Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual? An Historical Reappraisal of the “Shift” to Securitisation of Refugee Protection
Natasha Saunders
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 69-92
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Displacing Equality? Women’s Participation and Humanitarian Aid Effectiveness in Refugee Camps
Elisabeth Olivius
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 93-117
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Advocating “Dignity” and “Return” for Lebanon’s Palestinians: Imagining a Diasporic Project
Sergio Bianchi
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 118-138
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Forced Migration Review issue 47, entitled ‘The Syria crisis, displacement and protection’, is now online

Forced Migration Review issue 47, entitled ‘The Syria crisis, displacement and protection’, is now online at

The 6.45 million displaced people inside Syria make this the largest IDP crisis in the world, with possibly also the largest number of people who are ‘trapped’. In addition, the number of refugees from Syria continues to increase. The international community has an opportunity to set up, from now, an effective response to what will clearly become protracted displacement. The authors of the 20 articles in this latest issue of FMR offer observations that could be of value in increasing the level of protection for the displaced and in shaping assistance to both the displaced and the countries and communities that are ‘hosting’ them.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given at the end of this page.


FMR 47 will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

An expanded contents Listing for this issue is also available, at

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FMR 47 The Syria crisis, displacement and protection – contents with web links

The inheritance of loss
Nigel Fisher (United Nations)

Development and protection challenges of the Syrian refugee crisis
Roger Zetter (Refugee Studies Centre) and Héloïse Ruaudel (independent)

The refugee crisis in Lebanon and Jordan: the need for economic development spending
Omar Dahi (Hampshire College/Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut)

Syrians contributing to Kurdish economic growth
Anubha Sood and Louisa Seferis (Danish Refugee Council)

The role of host communities in north Lebanon
Helen Mackreath (American University of Beirut)

Refugee activists’ involvement in relief effort in Lebanon
Frances Topham Smallwood (University of Amsterdam)

Limited legal status for refugees from Syria in Lebanon
Dalia Aranki and Olivia Kalis (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Coping strategies among self-settled Syrians in Lebanon
Cathrine Thorleifsson (University of Oslo)

Refugee by association
Blanche Tax (UNHCR)

Protection challenges of mobility
Melissa Phillips and Kathrine Starup (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat/Danish Refugee Council)

A duty and a burden on Jordan
Saleh Al-Kilani (Jordanian Ministry of Interior)

For beneficiary-led protection programming in Jordan
Sinead McGrath (International Catholic Migration Commission in Jordan)

If Israel accepted Syrian refugees and IDPs in the Golan Heights
Crystal Plotner (Al-Marsad, Arab Human Rights Centre in Golan Heights)

Gender, conscription and protection,and the war in Syria
Rochelle Davis, Abbie Taylor and Emma Murphy (Georgetown University)

The vulnerability of Palestinian refugees from Syria
Leah Morrison (Oxford Brookes University)

The impact of displacement on disabled, injured and older Syrian refugees
Marcus Skinner (HelpAge International)

The mental health of Syrian refugee children and adolescents
Leah James, Annie Sovcik, Ferdinand Garoff and Reem Abbasi (Center for Victims of Torture)

The inside story: internal displacement in Syria
Erin Mooney (ProCap)

How the crisis is altering women’s roles in Syria
Zerene Haddad (Jesuit Refugee Service, Middle East and North Africa)

Mobility as a solution
Lucas Oesch (Groupe de recherches et d’études sur la Méditerranée et le Moyen Orient)


New publications: ‘EU Asylum Procedures and the Right to an Effective Remedy'; ‘The Reception of Asylum Seekers under International Law’ (discounts available)

New publications: ‘EU Asylum Procedures and the Right to an Effective Remedy'; ‘The Reception of Asylum Seekers under International Law’ (discounts available).

Adequate and fair asylum procedures are a precondition for the effective exercise of rights granted to asylum applicants, in particular the prohibition of refoulement. In 1999 the EU Member States decided to work towards a Common European Asylum System. In this context the Procedures Directive was adopted in 2005 and recast in 2013. This directive provides for important procedural guarantees for asylum applicants, but also leaves much discretion to the EU Member States to design their own asylum procedures.

This book examines the meaning of the EU right to an effective remedy in terms of the legality and interpretation of the Procedures Directive in regard to several key aspects of asylum procedure: the right to remain on the territory of the Member State, the right to be heard, the standard and burden of proof and evidentiary assessment, judicial review and the use of secret evidence.

Table of contents:

Marcelle Reneman is Assistant Professor in the Migration Law Section of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the VU University Amsterdam.

May 2014, 428pp, Hbk, 9781849465458
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ToC: International Journal of Refugee Law

The latest edition of the International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 26, No. 2., (June 2014).  A table of contents is as follows:


Filling the Gaps? Subsidiary Protection and Non-EU Harmonized Protection Status(es) in the Nordic Countries
Liv Feijen
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 173-197
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Testing Repatriation Contracts for Unconscionability: The Case of Refugees in Israel
Mollie Gerver
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 198-222
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Another Brick in the Wall: Carrier Sanctions and the Privatization of Immigration Control
Tilman Rodenhäuser
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 223-247
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Caught in Limbo: How Alleged Perpetrators of International Crimes who Applied for Asylum in the Netherlands are Affected by a Fundamental System Error in International Law
Joke Reijven and Joris van Wijk
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 248-271
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What Constitutes Persecution? Towards a Working Definition
Hugo Storey
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 272-285
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Case Law

R (on the application of EM (Eritrea)) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 12
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 286-306
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Case BVerwG 10 C 26.12 German Federal Administrative Court
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 307-314
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Book Reviews

Reworking the Relationship between Asylum and Employment
Michelle Foster
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 315-318
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Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Claire Healy
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 319-321
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Protection of the Right to Seek and Obtain Asylum under the African Human Rights System
Marina Sharpe
Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: 321-324
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Cover / Standing Material

Int J Refugee Law 2014 26: NP
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IJTJ Table of Contents for July 2014; Vol. 8, No. 2

Oxford Journals have released their latest Table of Contents Alert for the The International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 8, No. 2  (July 2014).  Full details of the articles included in this volume are as follows:


Editorial: Institutional Reforms as an Integral Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Transitional Justice
Basil Fernando
IJTJ 2014 8: 187-193
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Rethinking Transitional Justice, Redressing Indigenous Harm: A New Conceptual Approach
Jennifer Balint, Julie Evans, and Nesam McMillan
IJTJ 2014 8: 194-216
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Every Day the War Continues in My Body: Examining the Marked Body in Postconflict Northern Uganda
Theo Hollander and Bani Gill
IJTJ 2014 8: 217-234
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‘Never Again’: Transitional Justice and Persistent Police Violence in Argentina
Michelle D. Bonner
IJTJ 2014 8: 235-255
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Kenya’s Search for Truth and Justice: The Role of Civil Society
Lydiah Kemunto Bosire and Gabrielle Lynch
IJTJ 2014 8: 256-276
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Notes from the Field: Exhuming the Past After the Peruvian Internal Conflict
Nathalie Koc-Menard
IJTJ 2014 8: 277-288
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Narratives of Suffering and Endurance: Coercive Sexual Relationships, Truth Commissions and Possibilities for Gender Justice in Timor-Leste
Lia Kent
IJTJ 2014 8: 289-313
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Review Essay

At the Convergence of Transitional Justice and Art
Catherine M. Cole
IJTJ 2014 8: 314-322
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Books Received

Books Received
IJTJ 2014 8: 323
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African Affairs Journal: Rwanda Virtual Issue: Twenty Years after Genocide

African Affairs Journal

Rwanda Virtual Issue: Twenty Years after Genocide

To mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide, African Affairs is making some of our best articles on Rwanda freely available. Don’t miss this opportunity to read about the legacy of genocide and Rwandan politics under the RPF.

Link to:  Rwanda Virtual Issue: Twenty Years after Genocide

Details of the included articles are available as follows:

Virtual Issue Exclusive
Scott Straus

Rwanda, Ten Years On: From genocide to dictatorship
Filip Reyntjens

Britannia Waived the Rules: The major government and the 1994 Rwandan genocide
Linda Melvern and Paul Williams

Consociationalism and Power Sharing in Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rene Lemarchand

Gender Balance and the Meanings of Women in Governance in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Jennie Burnet

‘You’re either with us or against us’: Civil society and policy making in post-genocide Rwanda, a case study of land reform and the Gacaca Courts
Paul Gready

Peasants, Power and Ethnicity: A bottom-up perspective on Rwanda’s political transition
Bert Ingalaere

Re-engineering Rural Society: The visions and ambitions of the Rwandan elite
An Ansoms
Constructing the Truth, Dealing with Dissent, Domesticating the World: Governance in post-genocide Rwanda
Filip Reyntjens

Whispering Truth to Power: The everyday acts of resistance of ordinary rwandans to the post-genocide reconciliation
Susan Thomson

Developmental Patrimonialism? The case of Rwanda
David Booth & Fred Golooba-Mutebi

Agricultural Innovation From Above and From Below: Confrontation and integration on Rwanda’s rural hills
Julie Van Damme & An Ansoms

The Risks of African Military Capacity Building: Lessons from Rwanda
Danielle Beswick
Navigating the Middle Ground: The political values of ordinary Hutu in post-genocide Rwanda
Anuradha Chakravarty

The Rwandan Genocide: How the press missed the story – A memoir
Richard Dowden


Table of Contents Alert: Refugee Survey Quarterly

Oxford Journals have recently published the latest Table of Contents Alert for the journal Refugee Survey Quarterly.  Further details of the articles available in Vol. 33, No. 2, (June 2014) are detailed below:

Despair as a Governing Strategy: Australia and the Offshore Processing of Asylum-Seekers on Nauru
Caroline Fleay and Sue Hoffman
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 1-19
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The Art of Inclusive Exclusions: Educating the Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon
Maha Shuayb
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 20-37
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Burmese Refugee Experience Accessing Health Care in New Delhi: A Qualitative Study
Parveen Parmar, Emily Aaronson, Margeaux Fischer, and Kelli N. O’Laughlin
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 38-53
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At a Crossroads? Reflections on the Right to Asylum for European Union Citizens
Rebecca Stern
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 54-83
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Notes and Comments

Unpacking Refugee Community Transnational Organizing: The Challenges and Diverse Experiences of Colombians in Canada
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá and Luin Goldring
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2014 33: 84-111
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