Daily Archives: Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Publications on Durable Solutions in Kosovo; EU Statistics; Urban Refugees; and Urban Settings

Eurostat regional yearbook 2012

Eurostat regional yearbook 2012

Kosovo: Durable solutions still elusive 13 years after conflict.
Published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kosovo has dropped slightly in recent years. A September 2012 estimate by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) put the figure at 17,900, compared with around 19,700 in 2009. Most ethnic Serb IDPs live in northern Kosovo, where they rely on a system of education, policing and health care services provided entirely by Serbia. Many others live in enclaves in areas where their ethnic group constitutes a majority, but where they often face restrictions on their freedom of movement and have little access to livelihoods and services.(…)

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

European Union Labour Force Survey – Annual results 2011.

Basic figures on the EU — Autumn 2012 edition

Basic figures on the EU

By the European Commission.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: DocuBase)

Eurostat regional yearbook 2012
By the European Commission.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Eurostat)

European Social Statistics
By the European Commission.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Eurostat).

European Social Statistics

European Social Statistics

Basic figures on the EU — Autumn 2012 edition
By the European Commission.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Eurostat).

Moving from the ‘why’ to the ‘how’: reflections on humanitarian response in urban settings.
Article by Elena Lucchi (Médecins sans Frontières.)
[Download Article]
(Source: ALNAP)

“Forgotten,” “Hidden”: Predicaments of the Urban Refugee
Article by Phil Marfleet.
[Download Article]
(Source: ALNAP)


Refugee Archive: Off Air Recording Requests for the WB 14 October 2012

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 14th October, 2012:

Sunday 14 October

1800-1900: BBC2: (1/6) Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. (Part 1 – South Africa to Zanzibar).

2100-2200: BBC1: (4/8).  Andrew Marr’s History of the World (Series 1 Part 4: Into the Light)  Series Recording.

2100-2200: Channel 4: (2/12). Homeland.  (Series 2 Part 2 Beirut is Back).  Series Recording.

2320-0020: ITV1: (1/2) Strictly Kosher Series Recording.

Monday 15 October

2320-0020: BBC1: (1/3) Our War.  (Series 2 Part 1 Into the Hornet’s Nest) Series Recording.

Wednesday 17 October

2100-2200: BBC2: (3/3) Welcome to India Series Recording.

2235-2335: ITV1: Exposure: Driven from Home.

Thursday 18 October:

1900-2000: ITV4: Border Security. Series Recording.

Refugee Archive: Off Air Recording Requests: WB 07/10/2012

The following off air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning 07/10/2012:

Sunday 7 October

2100-2200: BBC1: (3/8).  Andrew Marr’s History of the World (Series 1 Part 3: The Word and the Sword )  Series Recording.

2100-2205: Channel 4: (1/12). Homeland.  (Series 2 Part 1 – the Smile).  Whole Series Please.

Wednesday 10 October

2100-2200: BBC2: (2/3) Welcome to India.  Series recording.

Thursday 11 October:

1900-2000: ITV4: Border Security. Series recording.

2320-0000: BBC2: RTS Huw Wheldon Lecture 2012


Event: Haim Bresheeth and Yosefa Loshitzky Festschrift

Please find attached and reproduced below details for the following CMRB/CMFS event: Haim Bresheeth and Yosefa Loshitzky’s Festschrift.

It takes place on Friday 16th November, 16.00–18.30 at SOAS’ Vernon Square Campus, room V211.

All details in the attached poster: Haim Bresheeth Yosefa Loshitzky Festschrift (PDF format).

Haim Bresheeth and Yosefa Loshitzky Festschrift

CMRB– the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging

Haim Bresheeth and Yosefa Loshitzky's Festschrift

Haim Bresheeth and Yosefa Loshitzky’s Festschrift

(University of East London) –and CMFS – the Centre for Media and Film Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) – would like to invite you to a celebration of the contributions to the fields of cultural and film studies, Israel/Palestine and Holocaust studies, as well as the academic leadership achievements of Professsors Haim Bresheeth and Yosefa Loshitzky.

Time: 16.00–18.30, Friday 16th November

Place: V211, Vernon Square Campus, SOAS http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/

We hope that many of you would also like to join us for dinner at 19.00 at a nearby restaurant

Rasa Maricham ,1 King’s Cross Road, WC1X 9HX 020 7833 9787 http://www.rasarestaurants.com/UserPages/Viewrestaurantdetails.aspx?restid=42

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Tim Bergfelder, University of Southampton

Prof. Michael Chanan, University of Roehampton

Dr. Nir Cohen, SOAS

Dr. Gali Gold, Curator and archivist, Barbican Cinemas

Prof. Ronit Lentin, Trinity College, Dublin

Prof. Phil Marfleet, University of East London

Prof. Nur Masalha, St. Mary’s University College

Dr. Anat Pick, Queen Mary’s College

Prof. Gavin Poynter, University of East London

The event is free but places are limited so please RSVP to Jamie Hakim, CMRB administrator (j.hakim@uel.ac.uk). Please mention whether you plan to join us for dinner.

Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis, CMRB Director (UEL)

Dr. Dina Matar, Director of Centre for Media and Film Studies (SOAS)


Event: Women & The Arab Spring

Please find details below for the following CMRB/Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS) event: Women & The Arab Spring.

It takes place 8th December, 2-5pm at SOAS’ Khalili Theatre.

Women and the Arab Spring

Women and the Arab Spring

All details in the attached poster and are reproduced below:

CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) (University of East London) and the Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS) would like to invite you to a symposium on the question of


Which will take place at the Khalili Lecture Theatre in SOAS (http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/maps/)

Saturday 8th December, 2-5pm

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Nadje Al Ali, SOAS

Layla El-Wafi, Women4Lybia

Afaf Jabiri, SOAS

Dr. Mariz Tadros, IDS

Prof. Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck

Chair: Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis, UEL

Discussant: Dr. Ruba Salih, SOAS

The event is free but places are limited so please RSVP to Jamie Hakim, CMRB administrator (j.hakim@uel.ac.uk).

Dr. Ruba Salih, Director of the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS  http://www.soas.ac.uk/genderstudies/

Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis, CMRB UEL Director

Prof. Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS

Nadje Al-Ali is Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her main research interests revolve around gender theory; feminist activism; women and gender in the Middle East; transnational migration and diaspora moblization; war, conflict and reconstruction. Nadje is a feminist and peace activist–academic who co-founded Act Together: Women’s Action for Iraq in the late 90s. During this period she also started to get involved with Women in Black UK. Nadje is currently President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS). And a member of the Feminist Review Collective.

Layla El-Wafi, Women4Lybia

Layla El-Wafi is an English qualified lawyer who also has experience working with international and local NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as well as in New York and London. She is of mixed Libyan and Egyptian heritage, speaks Arabic and regularly travels across the MENA region. Layla is a founding member of Women4Libya which is a priority initiative of the Libyan Civil Society Organisation (LSCO).

Afaf Jabiri, SOAS

Afaf Jabiri is a leading women’s rights activist in Jordan and across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Serving as a board member of the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU) since the 1990s, she worked to establish its hotline and shelter for women survivors of violence, a first in Jordan and the Arab region. In the last four years, Ms. Jabiri served as an advisor on gender-based violence and women’s rights for various UN agencies. Ms. Jabiri is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Gender Studies/School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Dr. Mariz Tadros, IDS

Mariz Tadros is an Egyptian political scientist and research Fellow with the Participation, Power and Social Change team at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She is the author of Democracy redefined or confined?: The Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt (Routledge 2012). Her contributions have featured in The Guardian, openDemocracy and The Middle East Report. Prior to joining IDS, she worked as an assistant professor of political science at the American University in Cairo, and has almost ten years of experience as a journalist working for Al-Ahram Weekly newspaper in Egypt.

Prof. Sami Zubaida, Birkbeck

Sami Zubaida is emeritus professor of politics and sociology at Birkbeck College, London. He is the author of Beyond Islam: A New Understanding of the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2011). His earlier books include Islam, the People and the State: Political Ideas and Movements in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 1993); A Taste of Thyme: Culinary Cultures of the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2001); and Law and Power in the Islamic World  (IB Tauris, 2005).

To download the poster in PDF format, click here: [Women and the Arab Spring].


Call for papers: CARFMS graduate student essay contest/Concours d’essais

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***



The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) seeks to foster an independent community of scholars dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of Canadian refugee and forced migration research.  The Association aims to engage graduate students as active members of the Canadian refugee research community, and invites graduate students to participate in the third annual CARFMS Graduate Student Essay Contest.

The CARFMS Graduate Student Essay Contest will recognize the most outstanding research produced by graduate students in the field of refugee and forced migration studies.  The authors of the shortlisted papers will be invited to present their work at the 5th Annual CARFMS Conference, which will take place March 7-10 at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Papers submitted to the Graduate Student Essay Contest may address any issue relevant to refugee and forced migration studies, in Canada or elsewhere.

The selection committee will shortlist three authors, and will award a prize of $250 for the best essay. In cooperation with the Refugee Research Network, CARFMS will provide funding to contribute to the costs of shortlisted authors’ travel to the 2012 Annual CARFMS Conference in Toronto. Subject to peer review, high quality short-listed papers will be considered for publication as working papers on the CARFMS website.


– Participants in the contest must be members of CARFMS, or join the association in advance of the 2013 Conference.

– Participants must be Canadian graduate students (Master’s or PhD), or international students registered at a Canadian university. Law school students are eligible to participate in the contest. Papers from any disciplinary background are welcome.

– The student must be the sole author of the submitted paper.

– The authors of shortlisted papers are encouraged to present their work in person at the 2013 CARFMS Conference, but students may participate in the competition even if they cannot attend the conference.

Application process and editorial guidelines

– Papers must be submitted on-line at http://carfms.ca/essays-essais  by 5:00 PM EST,  **December 31st, 2012.**

– Papers may be submitted in either English or French.

– Papers must not exceed 7,500 words or 30 double-spaced pages. Please use 12-point font and standard margins.

– Submissions must include an abstract of no more than 150 words, setting out the main arguments or findings of the paper.

– Papers should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition), or the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (5th Edition) for essays in law.

– The papers will be evaluated through an anonymous review process. Submissions should include a cover page indicating the title of the article and the author’s name and institutional affiliation. This cover page will be removed before the review process.  Please do not include any identifying information in the rest of the article.

– Submissions that do not meet the basic editorial guidelines will not be reviewed by the assessment committee.

Any questions should be directed to:

Christina Clark-Kazak, PhD

International Studies/Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Tel: +1.416.736.2100, ext. 88106

Email: cclark-kazak@glendon.yorku.ca



L’Association Canadienne d’études sur les réfugiés et la migration forcée cherche à encourager une communauté académique indépendante qui se consacre à l’avancement et la diffusion de la recherche canadienne sur les réfugiés et la migration forcée. L’Association vise à impliquer les étudiants des cycles supérieurs comme membres actifs de la communauté canadienne de recherche sur les réfugiés, et invite les étudiants des cycles supérieurs à participer au troisième Concours annuel d’essais de la CARFMS.

Le Concours d’essais pour étudiants de cycles supérieurs de la CARFMS reconnaîtra la recherche la plus remarquable réalisée par des étudiants de cycles supérieurs dans le domaine des études sur les réfugiés et la migration forcée. Les auteurs des essais présélectionnés seront invités à présenter leurs travaux durant la 5ème Conférence Annuelle de la CARFMS, qui se tiendra du 7 au 10 mars 2013 à l’Université Saint Mary, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse.

Les travaux soumis au Concours peuvent aborder toute question pertinente et en lien avec les études sur les réfugiés et la migration forcée, au Canada ou ailleurs.

Trois essais seront présélectionnés. Le premier prix d’une valeur de 250$ sera décerné à l’auteur du meilleur essai. Pour les auteurs présélectionnés en deuxième et troisième position, ainsi que pour l’auteur du premier prix, la CARFMS contribuera aux frais de voyage liés à leur participation à la Conférence Annuelle du CARFMS, en coopération avec le Réseau de Recherche sur les Réfugiés (Refugee Research Network).

Après une revue de paires favorables, des essais de haute qualité seront considérés pour publication comme documents de travail de recherche au site web de la CARFMS.


– Les participants au concours doivent être membres de la CARFMS, ou joindre l’Association avant la Conférence annuelle 2013.

– Les participants doivent être des étudiants canadiens de cycles supérieurs (maîtrise ou doctorat), ou des étudiants étrangers inscrits à une université canadienne. Les étudiants des Facultés de droit sont éligibles à participer au concours. Les travaux provenant de toute discipline seront les bienvenus.

– Les étudiants doivent être les seuls auteurs de l’essai soumis au concours.

– Les auteurs des essais présélectionnés sont encouragés à présenter leurs travaux en personne durant la Conférence Annuelle de la CARFMS. Toutefois, les étudiants ne pouvant être présents à la Conférence seront éligibles à participer au concours.

Processus d’application et directives éditoriales

– Les essais doivent être soumis en ligne au : http://carfms.ca/essays-essais  avant 17h , le **31 décembre 2012.**

– Les essais peuvent être soumis en français ou en anglais.

– Les essais ne doivent pas dépasser 7,500 mots ou 30 pages double interligne. Prière d’utiliser une police de 12 points et des marges ‘standard’.

– Les propositions d’essai doivent inclure un résumé de 150 mots présentant les principaux arguments ou résultats.

– Les essais doivent suivre le Chicago Manual of Style (15ème édition), ou le Manuel Canadien de la référence juridique (5ème édition) pour les essais en Droit.

– Les essais seront évalués par un processus anonyme de révision. Les propositions d’essais doivent inclure une page titre indiquant le titre de l’essai et le nom de l’auteur ainsi que son institution d’affiliation. La page titre sera retirée avant le processus de révision. Prière de ne pas inclure des informations pouvant vous identifier dans le reste du document.

– Les propositions d’essai qui ne respectent pas les directives éditoriales ne seront pas révisées par le comité d’évaluation.

Pour toute question, veuillez communiquer avec :

Christina Clark-Kazak, PhD

Études internationales/Centre pour les études de réfugiés, Université York Tél : +1.416.736.2100, poste 88106

Courriel: cclark-kazak@glendon.yorku.ca


Course: International Refugee Law and Contemporary Challenges

*** Apologies for Cross Posting **

Dear Colleagues,

HREA and the University for Peace Human Rights Centre are issuing a final call for applications for the e-learning course International Refugee Law and Contemporary Challenges offered from 22 October-2 December 2012.

This short certificate course offered by HREA and the Human Rights Center of the University for Peace introduces participants to the international system for refugee protection, from the historical, legal, theoretical and practical perspectives. Issues concerning international protection of refugees have undergone a sea change from the time when the 1951 Refugee Convention came into force. The contemporary world order poses serious challenges to refugee protection, beginning with identifying refugees within mixed migratory flows, inadequate national policies by states to protect refugees, their incompatibilities with international refugee law, the role of international organisations like the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), issues of xenophobia and security in host countries amongst various other issues. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive picture to participants of how and why refugee protection is indispensable from the historical and human rights perspective, what are their needs and available legal protections, which are the relevant actors involved in refugee protection and what are the challenges facing today’s refugees and host countries. The course also analyses the regional systems of refugee protection with the help of selected case studies. The course is based on a dynamic pedagogy including reading materials, video clips, case studies, and interactive webinars with the instructor as well as practitioners from NGOs and officials of UNHCR.

This e-learning course involves approximately 40 hours of reading, interaction with students and instructor on discussion boards, quizzes and other assignments and webinars. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to be an auditor of the course.

Course outline:

Week 1: Introduction to refugee law – history of population movements, evolution of refugee regime and basic concepts
Weeks 2-3: Contemporary international framework for refugee protection – the 1951 Refugee Convention, the Protocol of 1967, essential concepts and case studies
Week 4: UNHCR and other relevant actors; internally displaced persons and stateless persons
Week 5: Regional systems of refugee protection and selected cases.
Week 6: Contemporary challenges to refugee protection

For further information and to register online, please go to: www.hrea.org/refugeelaw .

Best wishes,

Frank Elbers
Distance Learning Programme, HREA

ASN 2013 Call for Papers (Deadline Reminder: 17 October)

Call for Papers:

18th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

18-20 April 2013


***Proposal deadline: 17 October 2012***

[Please note that the deadline is earlier than in previous years]

Contact information:

proposals must be submitted to:

darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2013@gmail.com

Over 140 PANELS on the Balkans, Central Europe and the Baltics, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and Eurasia, the Caucasus, Turkey, China, and Nationalism Studies


History, Politics, and Memory

Ethnicity and Violence

Migration and Globalization

THEMATIC Panels on

Islam and Politics, Genocide and Mass Killing, Language Politics, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Autonomy, Gender and Identity, EU Integration, Migration, Borders and Diasporas, War Crimes and International Tribunals, Political Economy, Nation-Building, and many more…

SCREENING of New Documentaries


AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers,

the ASN Harriman Joseph Rothschild Book Prize

the ASN Audience Award for Best Documentary

The Nationalities Papers Opening Reception

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and Central Eurasia (including Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq).

Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers by looking at the 2012 Final Program, which can be accessed at


The Convention also invites proposals devoted to comparative perspectives on nationalism-related issues in other regions of the world, as well as theoretical approaches that need not be grounded in any particular geographic region. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.

The Convention is also inviting paper, panel, roundtable, or special presentation proposals related to three special themes:

•“History, Politics and Memory,” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in particular sites, political discourse and historical research;

•“Ethnicity and Violence,”on the conditions, mechanism, construction, implications and global perspective of violence perpetrated against “ethnic” or culturally-defined groups;

•“Migration and Globalization”, on the social and political challenges related to the causes of migration, border dynamics, and the integration of immigrant communities in modern societies.

Papers presented at the Convention will be made available for $10 on a CD to Convention attendees, but will neither be posted on the ASN website, nor be sold to Convention non-attendees.

Nationalities Papers, the ASN flagship journal, will hold a Nationalities Debate, a high profile discussion on the state of the art, as well as the consistently popular roundtable “How To Get Your Article Published”, which features the editors of some of the leading journals in the field. Nationalities Papers will also sponsor the opening reception.

For several years, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers. The ASN 2012 Eighth Annual ASN Doctoral Student Awards were given to Yuval Feinstein (Sociology, UCLA, US – Nationalism Section), Evgeny Finkel (U of Wisconsin, US – Ukraine/Russia/Caucasus Section), Maj Grasten (Political Science, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark – Balkans Section), Christopher Molnar (History, Indiana University, US – Central Europe Section), and Alp Eren Topal (History, Bilkent University, Turkey –Eurasia/Turkey Section). Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2013 Convention, who will not have defended their dissertation by 1 November 2012, and whose papers are delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards. Each award comes with a certificate and a $500 cash prize.

The ASN Convention inaugurated in 2010 an annual ASN Harriman Book Prize—the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. In 2012, the Third Annual Harriman ASN Book Prize went to Roger Petersen for Western Intervention in the Balkans: The Strategic Use of Emotion in Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2011). An honorable mention was given to Theodora Dragostinova for Better Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949 (Cornell University Press, 2011). The award comes with a certificate and a $500 cash prize. For information on how to have a book considered for the 2012 Book Prize, please contact Dmitry Gorenburg at asnbookprize@gmail.com, or go to http://www.nationalities.org/convention/rothschild.asp.

The 2013 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries made within the past few years and available in DVD format (either NTSC or PAL). The documentaries selected for the Convention will be screened during regular panel slots and, in several cases, will be followed by a discussion moderated by an expert on the topic area. Films on the 2011 Program included My Perestroika (US, 2010), Putin’s Kiss (Denmark, 2011), Khodorkovsky (Germany, 2011), Who Killed Natasha? (France, 2011) and Brother Numer One (New Zealand, 2011). The full 2012 film lineup can be accessed at http://nationalities.org/convention/films-2012.asp. In 2012, the Convention inaugurated an ASN Documentary Audience Award. The award went to the French film Qui a tué Natacha? (Who Killed Natasha?), from director Mylène Sauloy, a wrenching investigation on the murder of human rights activist Natasha Estemirova in Chechnya. A runner-up, also the most attended film of the Convention, was My Perestroika, from US director Robin Hessman. The award comes with a certificate and a $500 cash prize.

The 2013 Award Guidelines can be accessed at http://nationalities.org/prizes/asn_best_doc.asp.

The full composition of the Program Committee, responsible for the selection of proposals and films, the construction of the program, and the awards selection for doctoral papers and books, will be announced shortly on the ASN website, http://nationalities.org.

Proposal Information

The 2013 Convention invites proposals for individual papers or panels. A panel includes a chair, three or four presentations based on written papers, and a discussant. The Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as discussant on a panel to be created by the Program Committee from individual paper proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.

In order to send proposals to the Convention, the three mandatory items indicated below (contact information, abstract, biographical statement) must be included in a single Word document (PDF documents will not be accepted) attached to an email message.

Each applicant – single or multiple authors in individual proposals, all members of a panel proposal – must also fill out a Fact Sheet online that can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASN2013_FactSheet.

IMPORTANT: Applicants can only send one paper proposal  — whether as an individual proposal, or as a paper part of a panel proposal. At the Convention, each panelist can only appear on a maximum of TWO panels, only one of which can be in the capacity of a paper presenter. For example, a panelist can chair a panel and present a paper on another, or chair a panel and be discussant or another, and so forth. This rule applies to co-authored papers, thus a co-authored paper presentation counts as one appearance.

Individual paper proposals must include four items:

*Contact information: the name, email, postal address and academic affiliation of the applicant.

*A 300- to 500-word abstract (shorter abstracts will not be considered) that includes the title of the paper.

*A 100-word biographical statement, in narrative form (a text with the length of one paragraph). Statements in standard CV format will be rejected.

Individual proposals featuring more than one author (joint proposal) must include the contact information and biographical statement of all authors and specify whether all co-authors intend to attend the Convention. Only joint presenters attending the Convention will have their names in the official program.

*A Fact Sheet, to be filled out online (see above). In the case of co-authors, only those intending to attend the Convention must send a Fact Sheet. The Word document proposal must indicate that the Fact Sheet has been filled out online.

Panel proposals must include four items:

*Contact information (see above) of all proposed panelists.

*The title of the panel and a 200- to 300-word abstract of each paper.

*A 100-word biographical statement (see above) for each proposed panelist. Statements in standard CV format will be rejected. The rules on joint proposals are the same as with individual proposals (see above).

*A Fact Sheet, to be filled out online (see above), for each panelist attached to the proposal. The Word document proposal must indicate that all panelists have filled out their Fact Sheet online.

Proposals can also be sent for roundtables and book panels. Roundtables include a chair, four presenters, but no discussant, since the presentations, unlike regular panels, are not based on written papers. Roundtable proposals include the same four items as a panel proposal, except that the 200- to 300-word abstracts are presentation abstracts, rather than paper abstracts.

The Convention is also inviting proposals for Book Panels, based on books published between January 2012 and February 2013. The proposal must include the Chair, three discussants, as well as the author. A Book Panel proposal must include the same four items as a panel proposal, except that the abstract is limited to a 200- to 300-word abstract of the book. The discussants need not submit an abstract.

Proposals for documentaries must include four items:

*Contact information (see above)

*A 300- to 500-word abstract of the documentary

*A 100-word biographical statement (see above). CVs will be rejected.

*A Fact Sheet filled out online (see above).

Two copies of the documentary on DVD (in NTSC or PAL format) will also need to be sent to the Convention. More information will be provided upon receipt of the film proposal.

Proposals for a roundtable following the screening of a film are most welcome. In these cases, the requirements of a panel proposal apply, in addition to the 300- to 500-word abstract of the film.

Proposals to serve as a discussant must include four items:

*Contact information (see above)

*A 100-word statement about your areas of expertise

*A 100-word biographical statement (see above). CVs will be rejected.

*A Fact Sheet filled out online (see above)

Proposals for applicants already included in an individual paper or panel proposal need only include the 100-word statement on areas of expertise.

IMPORTANT: All proposals must be sent in a single email message, with an attached proposal in a Word document (PDFs will not be accepted) containing contact information, an abstract, a biographical statement, as well as a confirmation that the Fact Sheet has been filled out online (or multiple Fact Sheets, in the case of co-authors and/or panel proposals). Proposals including contact information, the abstract and the bio statement in separate attachments, or over several email messages will not be considered. The proposals must be sent to darel@uottawa.ca AND darelasn2013@gmail.com.

The receipt of all proposals will be promptly acknowledged electronically, with some delay during deadline week, due to the high volume of proposals.

IMPORTANT: Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. Unfortunately, ASN has no funding available for panelists.

An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection of proposals. Applicants will be notified by January 2013. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated afterwards.

The full list of panels from last year’s convention can be accessed at http://nationalities.org/convention/pdfs/ASN-2012-final-program.pdf

The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online at http://nationalities.org/convention/past.asp

Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place their order early. For information, please contact Convention Executive Director Lydia C. Hamilton (lch2111@columbia.edu).

The ASN Facebook page will post regular updates on the ASN 2013 Convention. To become a follower of ASN on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-the-Study-of-Nationalities/116040015082264?ref=ts and click on the “Like” option.

We very much look forward to hearing from you and receiving your proposal!

The Convention Organizing Committee:

Dominique Arel, ASN President

Lydia C. Hamilton, Executive Director

Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair

Florian Bieber, Zsuzsa Csergo, Julie George, Dmitry Gorenburg, Lisa Koriouchkina, and Harris Mylonas, ASN Executive Committee

Deadline for proposals: 17 October 2012 (to be sent to both darel@uottawa.ca AND darelasn2013@gmail.com)

The ASN Convention’s headquarters are located at the:

Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1211 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027

212 854 6239 tel
212 666 3481 fax

ToC: Human Rights Law Review Table of Contents for September 2012; Vol. 12, No. 3

Human Rights Law Review

Human Rights Law Review

Oxford Journals have published the latest Table of Contents alert for the Human Rights Law Review journal.  Details of the articles included in Vol. 12, No. 3,
(September 2012) are included below:


The Requirement of Using the ‘Maximum of Available Resources’ for Human Rights Realisation: A Question of Quality as Well as Quantity?
Sigrun Skogly
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 393-420
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On the Meanings of International Investment Law and International Human Rights Law: The Alternative Narrative of Due Diligence
Daria Davitti
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 421-453
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Coercing Communities or Promoting Civilised Discourse? Funeral Protests and Comparative Hate Speech Jurisprudence
Ian Cram
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 455-478
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Is the European Court of Human Rights’ Case Law on Anti-Roma Violence ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’?
Mathias Möschel
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 479-507
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From Competition to Freedom of Expression: Introducing Article 10 ECHR in the European Network Neutrality Debate
Jasper P. Sluijs
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 509-554
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Short Articles and Recent Developments

Jurisdictional Immunities of the State: Germany v Italy
Sangeeta Shah
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 555-573
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Hirsi Jamaa and Others v Italy or the Strasbourg Court versus Extraterritorial Migration Control?
Violeta Moreno-Lax
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 574-598
[Full Text] [PDF]

Book Reviews

Alice Edwards, Violence against Women under International Human Rights Law
Susan Harris Rimmer
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 599-602
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Antoine Buyse and Michael Hamilton (eds), Transitional Jurisprudence and the ECHR: Justice, Politics and Rights
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 602-606
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Anne Gallagher, The International Law of Human Trafficking
Tom Obokata
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 606-608
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Aoife Nolan, Children’s Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts
Claire McCann
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 608-611
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Jonas Christoffersen and Mikael Rask Madsen (eds), The European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics
Andreas von Staden
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 611-617
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Gert Brüggemeier, Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi and Giovanni Comandé (eds), Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union
François du Bois
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 617-624
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Books Received

Books Received
Human Rights Law Review 2012 12: 625
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