Latest Publications

The Long Reach of the Mukhabaraat  is a new report by Amnesty International (AI Index: PRE01/496/2011).  Published on 4 October 2011, this report :
“includes cases of more than 30 activists in eight countries – Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA – who say that they have faced intimidation from embassy officials and others and that their relatives in Syria have as a result, in some cases, apparently   been exposed to harassment, detention and even torture.”
A new Policy Brief from DIIS by Nauja Kleist, “Europe Fighting Irregular Migration – Consequences of European non-entry policies for West African Mobility.”Abstract: “In collaboration with African countries, the EU is fighting irregular migration to Europe through border control and deportations. However, rather than halting irregular migration, such policies reconfigure mobility flows and make migration routes more dangerous and difficult. The phenomenon of migrants and asylum-seekers crossing the Mediterranean in boats to reach Europe is just one example of this phenomenon.
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(Source : Migrants at Sea blog –

The Frontex Risk Analysis Unit (RAU) released its 2nd Quarter Report (April-June) for 2011 on 4 October.  The 1st Quarter Report (Jan-March 2011) was released on 21 July.
Frontex Website :
(Source : Migrants at Sea blog –

Asylum and the ‘Forced Marriage’ Paradox: Petitions, Translation, and Courts as Institutional Perpetrators of Gender Violence (SSRN, Sept. 2011) [text]
(Source : Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog –

Boosting Regional Settlement of Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Policy Initiatives and Challenges, Paper presented at the Australian Political Science Association Conference, Canberra, 26-28 Sept. 2011 [text]

Kidnapping, Hostage-Taking and Ransoming of Eritrean Asylum Seekers in the Sinai Desert (Release Eritrea, March 2011; posted Sept. 2011) [text via SSRN]
(Source : Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog –

UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2012 (UNHCR, July 2011) [text]- See also related post.
(Source : Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog –


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