New Publications on MENA; Asia/Oceanina; and Legal Issues

Details of these new resources were originally found on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog produced by Elisa Mason.

Publications on MENA:

Asian Labour Migrants and Humanitarian Crises: Lessons from Libya, Issue in Brief, no. 3 (IOM & MPI, July 2012) [text]

Fleeing the Violence in Syria: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (MSF, Sept. 2012) [text]

Forced Migration of Syrians to Jordan: An Exploratory Study, MPC Research Report 2012/06 (Migration Policy Centre, 2012) [text]

Mid-Year Review of the Regional Response Plan for Iraqi Refugees 2012 (OCHA, Sept. 2012) [text]

Pity Versus Rights’ Recognition: Rejection of the Victim Label by Palestinian Refugees, Working Paper 2011/54 (Birzeit University, 2011) [text via SSRN]

Rebels and Refugees: Syrians in Southern Turkey, Policy Brief, no. 10 (PRIO, Sept. 2012) [text]

Refugees of the Arab Spring: The Syrian Refugees in Lebanon April 2011-April 2012, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 2 (Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, Aug. 2012) [text]

Publications on Asia/Oceania:

Ad Hoc and Inadequate: Thailand’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2012) [text]
– See also related IRIN article.

“Asylum-seekers: Let’s Have a Mature Discussion,” The Dominion Post, 13 Sept. 2012 [text]
– Comment on asylum-seeker debate in New Zealand.

The Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement Journey (NZ Dept. of Labour, 2011) [text]

“The Implications of the Failed ‘Malaysia Solution’: The Australian High Court and Refugee Responsibility Sharing at International Law,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 13, no. 1 (June 2012) [access]
– Scroll down to relevant title.

New Land, New Life: Long-term Settlement of Refugees in New Zealand (NZ Dept. of Labour, 2011) [text]

“Perceived Needs, Self-reported Health and Disability among Displaced Persons during an Armed Conflict in Nepal,” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 47, no. 4 (April 2012) [open access text]

The Search: Protection Space in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and The Philippines (JRS Asia Pacific, June 2012) [text]
– See also related article in Diakonia (April 2012), pp. 12-15.

Sri Lanka Refugees in India Reluctant to Return (IRIN, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on Legal/Policy Items:

Declaration on Territorial Asylum, New York, 14 December 1967: Introduction, Procedural History, Preparatory Documents (UN Audiovisual Library of International Law, 2012) [access]
– New introductory note from Guy Goodwin-Gill.

Diplomatic Asylum for Julian Assange? (EJIL: Talk!, Sept. 2012) [text]

The Geopolitics of Refugee Crises (World Policy Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]

Global Refugee Policy: Varying Perspectives, Unanswered Questions – Background Paper for RSC 30th Anniversary Conference: Understanding Global Refugee Policy, Oxford, 6-7 December 2012 [text]

“Re-Envisioning the Reach of Persecution: Recognizing Refugee Status for the Family Bystander Witness,” Whittier Law Review, vol. 34 (forthcoming, 2013) [text via SSRN]

State Parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and/or its 1967 Protocol (as of September 2012) (UNHCR, Sept. 2012) [text]

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