New Publications on Development-induced Displacement; Employment, Property Rights; the Middle East; and Urban Issues

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:

Americas: Governments Must Stop Imposing Development Projects on Indigenous Peoples’ Territories (Amnesty International, Aug. 2012) [text]

“Broadening the Concept of Forcible Displacement to Include Development-Induced Displacement,” Chapter in Forcible Displacement Throughout the Ages: Towards an International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Forcible Displacement (Martinus Nijhoff, Aug. 2012) [info]

Community Action Guide to the Asian Development Bank: Making Safeguard Policies Work for Justice, Draft (International Accountability Project, 2011/2012) [access]

“Development and Displacement: Hidden Loser from a Forgotten Agenda,” Chapter in World Disasters Report 2012 (IFRC, Oct. 2012) [text]

Development’s Collateral Damage: The World Bank, Involuntary Resettlement and Human Rights, Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Law (University of Oslo, Dec. 2011) [text]

Mining-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Social Problem and Human Rights Issue (A Global Perspective) (SSRN, Aug. 2012) [text]

On the Edge: Roma, Forced Evictions and Segregation in Italy (Amnesty International, Sept. 2012) [text]

The Rights of Project-Affected Persons (Advocates for International Development, Sept. 2012) [text]

Beyond Restitution: New Book Explores Property Rights and Durable Solutions for the Displaced (Terra Nullius, Sept. 2012) [text]

The Right to Work in Ecuador: A Positive Development within a Restrictive New Law (Refugee Work Rights, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Socio-structural Influences on the Work Participation of Refugees: An Exploratory Systematic Mixed Studies Review,” Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, vol. 3 (Sept. 2012) [open access text]

Understanding the Informal Economic Activity of Refugees in London (Community Links & Refugee Council, April 2011) [text]
– HT to the Right to Work for Asylum Seekers and Refugees blog!

BADIL’s Preliminary Position Paper on Arab-Jewish Refugees (Badil, Oct. 2012) [text]

Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 2012 (The Lancet, Oct. 2012) [access]
– Presents series of abstracts of papers presented at a conference in March 2012 reporting “findings about the health status of a people dispersed across refugee camps, occupied territory, and land under violent siege.”  See also related IRIN news story.

*Lebanon, Yesterday’s and Today’s Refugees (Reset DOC, Oct. 2012) [text]

Palestinians Escaping Syria Find Little Relief in Lebanon (openDemocracy, Oct. 2012) [text]

Trapped between the Fences (Israel Democracy Institute, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Addressing Endemic Urban Violence,” Part 4 in Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations, and the Law (University of British Columbia Press, May 2012) [contents]

Dangerous Cities: Urban Violence and the Militarization of Law Enforcement, Online Seminar, 2 October 2012 [info]
– Follow the link to access a recording of the event. Includes discussion of the role of humanitarian actors in urban conflicts.

“Refugees and the City: An Urban Discussion,” Geography Compass, Forthcoming (2012) [abstract]

Researching the Urban Dilemma: Urbanization, Poverty and Violence (IDRC & DFID, 2012) [text]
– Baseline study for “Safe and Inclusive Cities research initiative.”

Select Bibliography on Urban Refugees (UNHCR, Sept. 2012) [text]

Urban Humanitarian Response Portal (ALNAP & UN Habitat) [access]
– Established to “share knowledge on urban humanitarian crises.”  Locate information by topic, resource type, agency, region or date.


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