Category Archives: New Resources

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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African Affairs Journal: New South Africa Virtual Issue: Twenty years after apartheid

African Affairs Journal

New South Africa Virtual Issue: Twenty years after Apartheid

To mark 20 years of majority rule, African Affairs is making some of our best articles on South Africa freely available. Don’t miss this opportunity to read about how South African politics, economics, and society have evolved since 1994.

Link to:  South Africa Virtual Issue: Twenty years after Apartheid

Further details on the Articles included are available below:

Virtual Issue Exclusive
Jonny Steinberg

The Royal African Society, African Affairs and Apartheid: The Mustoe controversy Of 1970
Virtual Issue Exclusive
Christopher Youé

White Prosperity and White Supremacy in South Africa Today
Frederick A. Johnstone

South Africa – Is There Still Hope?
Desmond Tutu

South Africa’s HIV/AIDS Policy, 1994–2004: How can it be explained?
Anthony Butler

Age of Despair: The unintegrated forces of South Africa
Lephophotho Mashike

AIDS and the Scientific Governance of Medicine in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Nicoli Nattrass

Why ‘Anglo Licks the ANC’s Boots’: Globalization and state–capital relations in South Africa
Okechukwu C. Iheduru

Comrades ‘Back on Track’? The durability of the tripartite alliance in South Africa
Alexander Beresford

Loving the alien? Citizenship, law, and the future in South Africa’s demonic society
Loren B. Landau

Whiteness, racism, and Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid South Africa
Cornel Verwey and Michael Quayle

Beyond Equality: The post-apartheid counter narrative of trans and intersex movements in South Africa
Ryan Thoreson

Reassessing Transition Violence: Voices from South Africa’s township wars, 1990–1994
Gary Kynoch

From Warlords to Freedom Fighters: Political violence and state formation in Umbumbulu, South Africa
Sarah M. Mathis

Neo-patrimonial Politics in the ANC
Tom Lodge

Policing, State Power and the Transition from Apartheid to Democracy: A new perspective
Jonny Steinberg

Briefing: The politics of Marikana and South Africa’s changing labour relations
Raphaël Botiveau

Table of Contents Alert: Journal of Refugee Studies Special Issue: Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement

Oxford Journals have published the latest Table of Content Alert for the Journal of Refugee Studies.  This is for a Special Issue entitled: Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement and is Vol. 27, No. 2, (June 2014).

Further details of the articles included in this special issue are included as follows:


Megan Bradley and Roger Duthie
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 161-170
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Durable Solutions as Reparation for the Unjust Harms of Displacement: Who Owes What to Refugees?
James Souter
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 171-190
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Social Policy or Reparative Justice? Challenges for Reparations in Contexts of Massive Displacement and Related Serious Human Rights Violations
Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 191-206
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Transnational Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: The Participation of Conflict-generated Diasporas in Addressing the Legacies of Mass Violence
Huma Haider
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 207-233
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Bringing Them All Back Home: The Challenges of DDR and Transitional Justice in Contexts of Displacement in Rwanda and Uganda
Phil Clark
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 234-259
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A Dignified Approach: Legal Empowerment and Justice for Human Rights Violations in Protracted Refugee Situations
Anna Lise Purkey
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 260-281
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Motherhood and Social Repair after War and Displacement in Northern Uganda
Erin Baines and Lara Rosenoff Gauvin
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 282-300
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Book Reviews

Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement. By Alexander Betts.
Benoît Mayer
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 301-302
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Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa. By Jennifer Moore.
Lucy Hovil
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 302-304
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Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region. Edited by Angus Francis and Rowena Maguire.
Paul J. Kellner
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 304-305
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Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile. By Diana Allan.
Rana B. Khoury
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 305-307
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Human Security, Transnational Crime and Human Trafficking: Asian and Western Perspectives. Edited by Shiro Okubo and Louise Shelly.
Kai Chen
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 307-308
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Bad News For Refugees. By Greg Philo, Emma Briant and Pauline Donald.
Mandisi Majavu
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 309-310
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Border Watch: Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control. By Alexandra Hall.
Amber Stechman
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 310-311
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Values and Vulnerabilities: The Ethics of Research with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Edited by Karen Block, Elisha Riggs, and Nick Haslam.
Christina Clark-Kazak
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 312-313
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Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People. Edited by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud.
Anne Koch
Journal of Refugee Studies 2014 27: 313-315
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Periodicals: Latest issue of Torture Journal now online

I am pleased to announce that the latest Supplementum of Torture Journal is now available online. Of death and rebirth: Life histories of Rwandan female genocide survivors gives us an extraordinary insight into the lives of 10 Rwandan women who suffered from sexual violence during the Genocide but reclaimed their lives through community-based sociotherapy. For more information and free download please visit

Volume 24, Supplementum 1, 2014 – Of death and rebirth: Life histories of Rwandan female genocide survivors

Joost den Otter

Annemiek Richters

Women, we need to be courageous
Illuminée Munyabugingo

Smiling again after fifteen years of torture
Charline Musaniwabo

I died and was resurrected
Hildegarde Nyampinga

I found a family through sociotherapy
Mameritha Nyiramana

Sharing my problems soothed my headaches and took me out of loneliness
Berthilde Uwimbabazi

Being patient provides peace
Ntakwasa Veneranda

I now take care of myself and am no longer a drug user
Germaine Muhorakeye

Sociotherapy took me out of my solitude
Mutegwamaso Foyibi

I wouldn’t still be alive if it wasn’t for sociotherapy
Therese Kazeneza

Coming out of a deep hole after a life of trials
Charlotte Uwera

Annemiek Richters


New Book By UEL’s Maritsa Poros (et al): Key Concepts in Migration

From the Sage Website:

This book provides lucid and intuitive explanations of the most important migration concepts as used in classrooms, among policymakers, and in popular and academic discourse. Arguing that there is a clear need for a better public understanding of migration, it sets out to clarify the field by exploring relevant concepts in a direct and engaging way. Each concept:

  • Includes an easy to understand definition
  • Provides real-world examples
  • Gives suggestions for further reading
  • Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts

It is an ideal resource for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying migration in sociology, politics, development and throughout the social sciences, as well as scholars in the field and practitioners in governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Further details:  Key Concepts in Migration.


New publications: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration Volume 4, No. 1


We are very excited to announce that the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo) Volume 4, No. 1 is now online! You can access the issue online or download it as a PDF here:

OxMo is an independent, student-run journal that seeks to engage with various aspects of forced migration through academic scholarship by students and recent graduates. The authors in this issue concentrate on both emergency and protracted situations of displacement for a variety of populations. Some highlights of this issue include an academic article investigating the failures of the current IDP response model via an analytic approach to the ‘relief-development continuum'; a policy examination of the government of Kenya’s response to urban refugees through the lens of Giorgio Agamben’s ‘state of exception'; and a Firsthand Monitor article featuring the personal account of an anonymous transgender Rwandan refugee currently living in Uganda.

We would like to thank our authors and fellow editors for helping create this issue of OxMo. It was compiled by an editing team spanning multiple continents and contains work by authors from a diversity of nationalities, ranging from Nigeria to Venezuela to Canada; it is our hope that these articles will be read and shared just as widely.


Evan Easton-Calabria & Nina Elizabeth Weaver
Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo)


UK Government: Borders and immigration transparency data

The UK Government has published Data on UK Visas and Immigration, Immigration Enforcement and Border Force activities (including performance against targets).

The publication can be downloaded from the website at:

This document contains data on:

Border Force

  • clearance of passengers at the border
  • drug seizure volumes
  • drug seizures
  • convention on international trade in endangered species
  • seizures and volumes

UK Visas and Immigration

  • migration data
  • settlement applications from non-EEA partners on hold pending judicial review
  • older live cases unit
  • asylum applications concluded in 12 months
  • asylum 6 month decisions
  • life in the UK test data
  • MP’s correspondence within service standard
  • MP’s correspondence outstanding
  • MP’s complaints

Immigration Enforcement

  • foreign national offenders
  • family returns
  • cedars returns

Publication: The evolving picture of displacement in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan: An evidence-based overview

From the IDMC website:

Some 4 million people were displaced when Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on November 8th 2013. In spite of the wealth of information generated, it has been difficult to form a coherent understanding of the evolving and complex displacement situation, which is critical to guide policy and prioritize responses on the ground.

Six months on, while most displaced people have remained in their original homes areas or returned to them, more than 2 million people are still without adequate housing. This includes over 26,000 displaced people in temporary shelter sites. Many thousands more are unclear on whether they will be permitted to return to live in unsafe locations.

This report shows how gaps in the information – and in the way that information is created and shared – leaves some of the most vulnerable people invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options. With the next typhoon season just around the corner, the importance of recognizing their particular needs becomes all the more urgent.

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New publications: “Every Day the War Continues in My Body: Examining the ‘Marked’ Body in Postconflict Northern Uganda” – International Journal of Transitional Justice

Source: Forced Migration Jiscmail List

The International Journal of Transitional Justice recently published an article titled: “Every Day the War Continues in My Body: Examining the ‘Marked’ Body in Postconflict Northern Uganda”. This article, authored by the research coordinator of the Refugee Law Project’s National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre, Theo Hollander, and RLP Research Associate, Bani Gill, is a follow-up project to RLP’s documentary, “Untreated Wounds” (, and also draws from RLP’s work with people living with untreated wounds in northern Uganda.

In a nutshell, the article argues that, while human bodies have assumed centre stage in modern warfare, a focus on the body is largely missing in peace processes and transitional justice. The article examines the embodied, gendered and socio-economic features of bodies marked by injuries, wounds, disfigurements and disabilities in the aftermath of the war in northern Uganda. Considering these various features, it becomes clear that for most people whose bodies were marked, the war continues in their bodies, long after the guns fell silent.

The article argues that, in the aftermath of armed conflict, where so many bodies have been marked, disability mainstreaming should become a quintessential element in transitional justice, but cautions that this goes beyond medical interventions.

While medical interventions, such as those offered by RLP by referral, can make an important impact in the lives of people living with marked bodies, medical interventions on their own are not enough. The challenges, experiences, needs and aspirations of people whose bodies are marked should enter mainstream thinking in transitional justice, meaning that in all transitional justice activities and mechanisms, it should be considered how marked bodies can be included, participate and benefit.

For everyone who has a subscription to Oxford journals, the article can be accessed via the following link:

For further information, please contact us at or

The Refugee Law Project, a community out-reach project of the School of Law, Makerere University, was created in 1999 to promote the enjoyment of human rights for all refugees within Uganda. Over the years, the Refugee Law Project has established its reputation as the leading centre for justice and forced migrants in Uganda.



For more information about the work of Refugee Law Project visit


New Publications: Refuge Journal, Volume 30 Issue 1 (2014)

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

Refuge 30.1 (General Issue) now published

We are pleased to announce that Refuge 30.1 (General Issue) has been published. Please click here to view this issue:

Refuge 30.1: Table of Contents

Displaced Sudanese Voices on Education, Dignity, and Humanitarian Aid
Friedrich W. Affolter, Carine Allaf

Displaced Girlhood: Gendered Dimensions of Coping and Social Change among Conflict- Affected South Sudanese Youth
Marisa O. Ensor

Social Navigation and the Resettlement Experiences of Separated Children in Canada
Myriam Denov, Catherine Bryan

Childhood in Exile: The Agency of Second-Generation Exiles Seeking Refuge from Apartheid
Zosa Olenka De Sas Kropiwnicki

Queer Settlers: Questioning Settler Colonialism in LGBT Asylum Processes in Canada
Katherine Fobear

A Study of the Experiences of Integration and Settlement of Afghan Government-Assisted Refugees in Halifax, Canada
Shiva Nourpanah

The “Bogus” Refugee: Roma Asylum Claimants and Discourses of Fraud in Canada’s Bill C-31
Petra Molnar Diop

Waiting for a Wife: Transnational Marriages and the Social Dimensions of Refugee “Integration”
Lisa Ruth Brunner, Jennifer Hyndman, Alison Mountz

Adult Refugee Learners with Limited Literacy: Needs and Effective Responses
John Benseman


New publications: ‘Afghanistan’s displaced people: 2014 and beyond’ – plus Statelessness mini-feature (Forced Migration Review issue 46)

FMR 46 now online – ‘Afghanistan’s displaced people: 2014 and beyond’ – plus Statelessness mini-feature

Forced Migration Review issue 46, entitled ‘Afghanistan’s displaced people: 2014 and beyond’, is now online at

2014 is widely seen as marking a watershed for Afghanistan with its legacy of thirty-five years of conflict and one of the world’s largest populations in protracted displacement. International military forces are being withdrawn and the country is ‘in transition’ – politically, economically and in terms of security and its international standing. The high voter turnout in the recent presidential elections has been greeted as an encouraging sign for Afghanistan’s future but there is still considerable uncertainty about the capacity of the country to address the challenges of return, integration and reintegration, protection, access to rights, and continuing displacement.

FMR 46 contains 21 articles on Afghanistan, plus a mini-feature on Statelessness.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given below.

FMR 46 will be available online and in print in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Dari and Pashto.

If you do not regularly receive a print copy of FMR and would like to receive a print copy for your organisation, or multiple copies for onward distribution or for use in training or at conferences, please contact us at

We are very grateful to the following organisations for their financial support of this issue: Norwegian Refugee Council, Open Society Justice Initiative, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)/Swiss Cooperation Office – Afghanistan, UN-Habitat, UNHCR Department of International Protection, UNHCR Office in Afghanistan and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

See for details of forthcoming FMR issues on Syria, Faith-based organisations, Climate change and disasters, and Dayton+20/Balkans.

FMR 46 Afghanistan’s displaced people: 2014 and beyond – contents with web links


2014 and beyond: implications for displacement
Aidan O’Leary (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

Continuing conflict, continuing displacement
Rahmatullah Amiri (independent)

Stateless in Afghanistan
Maira Kuppers (The Liaison Office Afghanistan)

An IDP Policy for Afghanistan: from draft to reality
Laurie S Wiseberg (ProCap)

Anchoring return: the role of the Solutions Strategy
Pierfrancesco Maria Natta (UNHCR)

Enhancing security of land tenure for IDPs
Shobha Rao (NORCAP/UN-Habitat Afghanistan) and Jan Turkstra (UN-Habitat Afghanistan)

Reframing solutions for Afghan refugees
Dan Tyler (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Pakistan’s national refugee policy
Muhammad Abbas Khan (Chief Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees, Islamabad)

Violence and vulnerabilities: Afghans in Pakistan
Sanaa Alimia (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)

Returning from Iran
Armando Geller and Maciej M Latek (Scensei)

Protection for disabled persons in Afghanistan
Andreas Dimopoulos (Brunel University)

The changing nature of return migration to Afghanistan
Katie Kuschminder, Melissa Siegel (both Maastricht University) and Nassim Majidi (Samuel Hall, Kabul/Sciences Po, Paris)

A view from the Afghan diaspora
Tabasum Akseer (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario)

Afghan returnees as actors of change?
Marieke van Houte (Maastricht University)

Displacement and violence against women in Afghanistan
Camille Hennion (Samuel Hall Consulting)

Sexual violence: unacceptable on all counts
Lida Ahmad (University of Afghanistan/Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan)

Urban displaced youth in Kabul
Nassim Majidi (Samuel Hall Consulting, Kabul/Sciences Po, Paris)

Unaccompanied Afghan children: on the move again?
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit

Urban realities for displaced young women and girls
Dan Tyler (Norwegian Refugee Council) and Susanne Schmeidl (The Liaison Office)

Still at risk: forced evictions in urban Afghanistan
Caroline Howard and Jelena Madzarevic (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Heeding the warning signs: further displacement predicted for Afghanistan
Susanne Schmeidl (The Liaison Office/Australian National University)

Transition and displacement
Khalid Koser (Geneva Centre for Security Policy)

STATELESSNESS mini-feature

The status of statelessness 60 years on
Volker Türk (UNHCR)

Towards the abolition of gender discrimination in nationality laws
Zahra Albarazi and Laura van Waas (Tilburg University Law School)

Judicial denationalisation of Dominicans of Haitian descent
Liliana Gamboa and Julia Harrington Reddy (Open Society Justice Initiative)

Snapshots of stateless people in Europe
European Network on Statelessness

Discrimination and the human security of stateless people
Amal de Chickera and Joanna Whiteman (The Equal Rights Trust)