Daily Archives: Friday, November 9, 2012

New Publications/Resources from the Forced Migration Discussion List

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

For your reference, the Forced Migration Discussion List has received announcements about the following new reports, publications and online resources:


Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries, First Half 2012: Statistical Overview of Asylum Applications Lodged in Europe and Selected Non-European Countries (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) http://www.unhcr.org/507c000e9.html

Broken Futures: Young Afghan Asylum Seekers in the UK and on Return to their Country of Origin, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 246 (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) http://www.unhcr.org/508f9a019.html

The Engagement of Highly Skilled Egyptian Migrants in OECD Countries, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 4 (CMRS, Sept. 2012) http://www.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/cmrs/reports/Documents/Cairo%20Studies_%20No.%204.pdf

Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 31 (Nov. 2012) http://frlan.tumblr.com/

Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/50348afc2.html

Internal Displacement in Africa: A Development Challenge (IDMC, Oct. 2012) http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004CFA06/(httpPublications)/E00D7371D9262111C1257A1B0030B2F4?OpenDocument

“The Key Tenets and Implications of the Proposed Amendments to the Dublin Regulation and the Reception Conditions Directive,” Interview with Ms Cecilia Wikström, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on the recast of the Dublin Regulation (Eurasylum, Nov. 2012)

The New Peace Agreement in the Philippines is an Opportunity to Address Internal Displacement in Mindanao (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Oct. 2012) http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004BE3B1/(httpInfoFiles)/E4D8D3480CE15CE8C1257A9C00388D7A/$file/idmc-nrc-public-statement-philippines-19-october-2012.pdf

“Non-clinicians’ Judgments about Asylum Seekers’ Mental Health: How Do Legal Representatives of Asylum Seekers Decide When to Request Medico-legal Reports?” European Journal of Psychotraumatology (vol. 3, 2012) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3475000/

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) http://oxmofm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/OxMo-Final-Version-PDF.pdf

Population, Space and Place, vol. 18, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2012) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psp.v18.6/issuetoc
– Special issue on immigration detention.

“Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the State of Israel,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, vol. 6, no. 3 (2012) http://www.clb.ac.il/AsylumSystem/Intro4.pdf

Remittances to Transit Countries: The Impact on Sudanese Refugee Livelihoods in Cairo, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 3 (CMRS, Sept. 2012) http://www.aucegypt.edu/GAPP/cmrs/reports/Documents/paper%20No.%203.pdf

The Researcher, vol. 7, no. 2 (Oct. 2012) http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/508fc8812.html

Romani Studies, vol. 22, no. 2 (2012)

Tools for the Job: Supporting Principled Humanitarian Action (NRC & HPG, Oct. 2012)

Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, vol. 22, no. 1 (2012) http://www.irct.org/torture-journal

What Happens after the War? How Refugee Camp Peace Programmes Contribute to Post-conflict Peacebuilding Strategies, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 245 (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) http://www.unhcr.org/507e67c09.html

Why UK Asylum Advocacy Should Take Citizens’ Complaints Seriously, RSC Working Paper, no. 84 (RSC, Oct. 2012) http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/news/working-paper-uk-asylum-complaints

Women’s Asylum News, no. 113 (Sept./Oct. 2012) http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/data/files/publications/196/WAN_September_October_2012.pdf

Web resources:

Global Protection Cluster

Profiling and Assessment Resource Kit (PARK) http://www.parkdatabase.org/

Urban Humanitarian Response Portal


Postcards from ...

The analysis of the relationship between legal status, rights and belonging is the central theme of two symposia jointly organised by the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP) at the University of Oxford.

The symposia are convened by Dr Roberto G. Gonzales  (University of Chicago) and myself .

Main Themes of the International Symposia

The events will be held respectively in Oxford in April 2013 and in Chicago in October 2013 and will address two interrelated aspects of the relationship between legal status, rights and belonging:

The symposium will investigate the interplay between forms and modes of contemporary membership, migration governance (both immigration and emigration), and the politics of belonging. This will…

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