New Publications on Europe; Children; and the Americas

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:

Publications on Europe

Access to Family Reunification for Beneficiaries of International Protection in Central Europe (UNHCR Central Europe, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Detained at the Eastern Border – Part 2,” IPS, 18 Dec. 2012 [text]

Greece: The End of the Road for Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants (Amnesty International, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See also related news release.

Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union (Malta University Press, 2012) [info]

Note on Dublin Transfers to Hungary of People Who Have Transited through Serbia (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]
– An update of the Oct. 2012 version.

Restrictions on Defenders of Migrants’ Rights Should Stop (Human Rights Comment, Dec. 2012) [text]

EU’s Asylum Policy: A Liberal Intergovernmental Analysis of the Common European Asylum System (Roskilde University, Dec. 2012) [text]

EU Immigration and Asylum Law in 2012: The Year of Living Ineffectually (Statewatch, Dec. 2012) [text]

“In Italy, Shantytowns of Refugees Reflect Paradox on Asylum,” New York Times, 27 Dec. 2012 [text]

“An Introduction to Frontex: Human Rights,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [text]

‘“Moving Forward on Asylum in the EU”: UNHCR’s Recommendations to Ireland for its EU Presidency, January-June 2013 (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]
– Note: See also the Irish EU Presidency web site.

Note du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés relative à l’évaluation des demandes d’asile introduites par des femmes (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Regarding Asylum Policy, Norway is Far from Being the First Class in Europe,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [text]

“‘Vile Liars and Truth Distorters’: Truth, Trust and the Asylum System,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [text]

Publications on Children

Blog Carnival to Mark the Irish Refugee Council’s 6 Month Review of the Independent Advocacy Pilot (Irish Refugee Council & Human Rights Ireland, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Compilation of blog posts on issues relating to separated children seeking asylum.

Evaluation of the Independent Advocacy Pilot: The First 6 Months (Irish Refugee Council, Dec. 2012) [text]
– The IAP aims to support separated children and “promote the young person’s integration into Irish society and his/her understanding of the asylum process.”

Children First: The Child Protection System in England (UK House of Commons, Education Committee, Oct. 2012) [text]

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 4: Ensuring Every Child’s Right to Acquire a Nationality through Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

Jordan: Syrian Child Refugees Who Work – Culture or Coping Mechanism? (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

A Milestone in Child Protection: Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action (U.S. Dept. of State, Nov. 2012) [text]

Publications on the Americas

Canadian Compassion Towards Refugees: A Case for Open Borders (Students for Liberty, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Gang and Cartel Violence: A Reason to Grant Political Asylum from Mexico and Central America,” Yale Journal of International Law Online, vol. 38 (Fall 2012) [full-text]

Haiti: A Humanitarian Crisis in Need of a Development Solution (IDMC, Dec. 2012) [text]

IDP Registration in Haiti: Update and Analysis of the Population Remaining in IDP Sites (IOM & Govt. of Haiti, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Event after the fact:

Lessons from Haiti: Innovations in Tracking and Housing Internally Displaced Persons, Washington, DC, 13 Dec. 2012 [access]
– Audio for this event is available along with handouts and presentations.


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