New Publications Update – Part 2

The Welsh Refugee Council has just produced a research report entitled “Young Lives in Limbo: The Protection of Age Disputed Young People in Wales.” The issue of age assessments of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum has been addressed fairly regularly in the literature recently, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Here are some other references that I have come across:

“Age Determination of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Minors in the European Union: A Health Law Perspective,” European Journal of Health Law, vol. 18, no. 1 (2011) [abstract]

Age Assessment Practices: A Literature Review & Annotated Bibliography (UNICEF, 2011) [text]

Assessing Age or Assessing Needs: A Literature Review of Age Assessment of Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (Univ. of Copenhagen, 2010) [text]

“Assessing Chronological Age of Unaccompanied Minors in Southern Italy,” American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, Advance Access, 30 June 2011 [abstract]

“How Old Are You? Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Age-Disputed Young Asylum Seekers,” Practice, Forthcoming Article, 5 Aug. 2011 [abstract]

Methods for Assessing the Age of Migrant Children Must Be Improved (Human Rights Comment, Aug. 2011) [text]

“A New Approach to Age Assessment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children: Current Practices and Challenges in the UK,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 11 (Jan. 2011) [text]

Negotiating Childhood: Age Assessment in the UK Asylum System, Working Paper, no. 67 (RSC, Nov. 2010) [text]

Displacement in Libya: Humanitarian Priorities (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Aug. 2011) [text]

The Implications of the US Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy for National Policies: The Case of Malaysia, NTS Alert (Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Aug. 2011) [text]

Field Handbook for the Implementation of UNHCR BID Guidelines (UNHCR & IRC, Aug. 2011) [text]
– Serves as a “a complementary source of guidance” to the UNHCR Guidelines for Determining the Best Interests of the Child (2008).

The Legal Dimension of Migration: The Palestinian Case, CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes 2011/28 (Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, March 2011) [text]

Occupied Palestinian Territory: No End to Internal Displacement (IDMC, July 2011) [text]

Do Natural Disasters Really Lead to Forced Migration? Evidence from Indonesia (SSRN, Aug. 2011) [text]

Homophobia and the Governance of Sexuality in Uganda: The Concomitant Implications for Forced Migration (York University, June 2011) [text via SSRN]

New Zealand’s Refugee Sector: Perspectives and Developments, 1987-2010 (New Zealand Dept. of Labour, 2011) [text]

Recognition and Narrative Identities: The Legal Creation, Alienation and Liberation of the Refugee, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-22 (Australian National University, Aug. 2011) [text via SSRN]

Selected Bibliography: Displacement to Urban Areas (UNHCR, updated Aug. 2011) [text]

Sex and Age Matter: Improving Humanitarian Response in Emergencies (Feinstein International Center, Aug. 2011) [text]

Commentaries on the UK Border Agency’s Operational Guidance Notes (Still Human Still Here, 2010-2011) [access]
– Series produced by the Asylum Research Consultancy for the Still Human Still Here coalition; the aim of the commentaries is to “identify inconsistencies and omissions between the available country of origin information and case law and the conclusions reached in the most recent OGN.”

Law School Clinics: A Crucial Resource for Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First Blog, Aug. 2011) [text]

Legal Framework and Standards relating to the Detention of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants: A Guide (International Detention Coaliation, July 2011) [text]

The Recast of the EU Asylum Procedure and Reception Directives (ILGA Europe, July 2011) [text]

Resources Guide for Legal Practitioners Working with Refugee Children (ILPA, May 2011) [access]

Community and Household Surveillance in North Western Tanzania: Programme Outcome Monitoring in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp (UNHCR & WFP, June 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises (IASC, Feb. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]
– Provisional version.

Protecting Refugees and Other Persons on the Move in the ECOWAS Space (UNHCR, Jan. 2011) [text]

Rebuilding Livelihoods after Dam-induced Relocation in Koga, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia, Working Paper, no. 83 (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Aug. 2011) [text]

Refugees and Asylees in the United States (Migration Information Source, Aug. 2011) [text]

Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (UNU-EHS & Munich Re, April 2011) [text]
– Includes “Vulnerability and Population Displacements due to Climate-Induced Disasters in Coastal Bangladesh” and “Climate Change and Institutional Change in UNHCR.”

Fear and Loathing in the Asylum System, Part Deux (The Asylumist, Aug. 2011) [text]- Part 1 was included in this post.

Think Protection! A Protection Mainstreaming Tool for Drought, Famine and Displacement in Somalia (Somalia Protection Cluster, Aug. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

United States v. Malenge: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Problem of Non-Self-Executing Treaties in the Adjudication of Criminal Charges Against Asylum Seekers (ExpressO, 2011) [text]

Who Are Refugees? (ExpressO, 2011) [text]

EU Initiatives Supporting the Integration of Third-country Nationals (European Commission, July 2011) [text]

Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping, 2nd ed. (MapAction, July 2011) [text]

Living Hand to Mouth: Protection Funding and Coordination in South Sudan, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 218 (UNHCR, Aug. 2011) [text]

“Notes from the Field: Mortality Among Refugees Fleeing Somalia – Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya, July-August 2011,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 60, no. 33 (Aug. 2011) [text]

Refugee Roulette, European Style (IntLawGrrls, Aug. 2011) [text]

Uprooted and Unrestored: A Comparative Review of Durable Solutions for People Displaced by Conflict in Colombia and Liberia, PDES/2011/09 (UNHCR, Aug. 2011) [text]

Gender-related Claims for Asylum (Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, July 2011) [text via Refworld]

Good News from Down Under (IntLawGrrls Blog, Sept. 2011) [text]
– Discusses recent High Court decision in Australia which struck down the government’s refugee exchange agreement with Malaysia.
“The Rights of Refugees: What Europe’s Problems Can Teach Canada about a Growing International Concern,” Literary Review of Canada (1 July 2011) [text]

Towards Ratification of the Statelessness Treaties (Lawyers for Human Rights, Aug. 2011) [text]

Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement (UNHCR, 2011) [text]

Working with Persons with Disabilities in Forced Displacement (UNHCR, 2011) [text]

Corruption and Human Trafficking (Transparency International, 2011) [access via UN.GIFT]

Evaluation of the International Organization for Migration and its Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking (Norad, Feb. 2011) [access]- See links to report and annexes.

The Fight against Trafficking in Selected SEM and EU States (Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, 2011) [text]
– “This report tries to give an insight into what case law on trafficking and exploitation has told us about implementation of trafficking legislation, focusing especially on the Mediterranean Region.”

Responding to Protection Gaps in Malaysia’s Anti-Human Trafficking Policies, NTS Alert (Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Aug. 2011) [text]

“Complementary Protection for Victims of Human Trafficking under the European Convention on Human Rights,” Göttingen Journal of International Law, Forthcoming (2011) [abstract]

“Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking within a ‘Non-Refoulement‘ Framework: Is Complementary Protection an Effective Alternative in Canada and Australia?,” International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 23, no. 3 (Oct. 2011) [abstract]

A Study of the Protection Afforded to Persons at Risk of Trafficking by Article 1A(2) of the Geneva Convention Regarding the Status of Refugees (1951) as Amended by the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1967) (Univ. of Gothenburg, Aug. 2010) [text]
– “considers protection for trafficking victims under the Refugee Convention and concludes that it ‘may sometimes prove more fruitful to claim complementary protection under the European Union Refugee Qualification Directive or Art. 3 European Convention of Human Rights’.”

Can/Will Italy Be Held Accountable for Its ‘Push Back’ Policy in Relation to International Refugee, Human Rights and European Union Law?, Migration Studies Unit Working Paper, no. 12 (LSE, 2011) [access]- Select from list.

ECRE Comments and Recommendations on the Amended Commission Proposal to Recast the Asylum Procedures Directive (COM(2011) 319 final) (ECRE, Sept. 2011) [text]

The EU Legislation Game: The Case of Asylum Law, BETA Working Paper, no. 116 (Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée, Aug. 2011) [text via IDEAS]

Prospects for the Governance of Refugee Protection: Exploring the Effect of an Unbalanced Level of Asylum Recognition Rates amongst European Countries, Migration Studies Unit Working Paper, no. 10 (LSE, 2011) [access]
– Select from list.

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Following His Visit to Italy from 26 to 27 May 2011 (Council of Europe, Sept. 2011) [text]

Lisitng produced with thanks to the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog by Elisa Mason :


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