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TerraNullius

by Mike Asplet and Megan Bradley

Mike Asplet is an attorney currently working with the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement. Megan Bradley is a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she works with the Brookings-LSE Project.

The African Union’s Kampala Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa will hopefully come into force any day now. When it does, it will be the first regional treaty to comprehensively address the IDP issue, from preventing displacement to providing protection and assistance, and supporting durable solutions. The Kampala Convention represents a critical new tool for tackling some of the largest and most complex IDP situations in the world: some 10 million people are internally displaced across the continent, making up one third of the world’s IDP population.

The treaty reflects well-established normative frameworks, primarily the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, which have to date provided the…

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Refugee Archive: Off Air Recording Requests: WB 18 November 2012

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning Sunday 18 November, 2012:

Sunday 18 November

1730–1830: BBC2: (5/6) Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. (Part 5 Sri Lanka to Bangladesh).

2100-2200: Channel 4: (7/12). Homeland.  (Series 2 Part 7 The Clearing.).  Series Recording.

Friday 25 November.

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – (Episode 4. The Master Chef of Mogadishu).  Series Recording.

 

Publications on Africa

Publications on Africa

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Assistance to Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons in Africa : Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/67/323 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2012) [text via Refworld]

Gatekeepers and Evictions: Somalia’s Displaced Population at Risk (Refugees International, Nov. 2012) [text]

“Implementing a Revised Refugee Policy for Urban Refugees in Tanzania,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

Notes from the Field: Congolese Refugee Girls in Tanzania Speak Out (WRC Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

Refugee Livelihoods and the Private Sector: Ugandan Case Study, Working Paper, no. 86 (RSC, Nov. 2012) [text]

Shifting Sands: Risk and Resilience among Refugee Youth in Cairo (Women’s Refugee Commission, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“We are foreigners, we have no rights”: The Plight of Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants in Libya (Amnesty International, Nov. 2012) [text via Refworld]

Event: CMRB AGM + “‘Never Going Back – Egypt’s Ongoing Revolution’

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***

Hi everyone,

CMRB has great pleasure in inviting you to its Annual General Meeting on Monday 26th November, 4-5pm, EB.1.07, Docklands Campus, University of East London (all details in the attached flyer).

The meeting is open to everyone who is interested in CMRB and/or wants to become involved in its activities as well as initiate new ones. We will discuss CMRB in the previous year and our plans for the coming year.

CMRB’s Annual Review 2011/12 which can be found on the CMRB website: [direct link] .

The AGM will be followed by a CMRB seminar: “‘Never Going Back’ – Egypt’s Ongoing Revolution” presented by Phil Marfleet.

All welcome!

Best Regards,

Jamie Hakim, Research Administrator, CMRB Nira Yuval-Davis, CMRB Director