New Publications on Africa; the Middle East and North America

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 Africa

Africa’s Illiberal State-builders, Working Paper, no. 89 (Refugee Studies Centre, Jan. 2013) [text]

Baseline Report: The Right to Information for Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya (Article 19, Dec. 2012) [text]

Kenya: Discrimination against Rift Valley Displaced (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2013) [text]

Mali: Outside the Spotlight, Displaced People in Urgent Need of Assistance (Refugees International Blog, Dec. 2012) [text]
– Includes video report.

Receiving LGBTI Refugees in South Africa: Towards a Culture of Non-Discrimination and Human Rights, Working Paper, no. 5 (Refugee Rights Unit, 2012) [text]

The Right to Stay: Fighting Slum Evictions in Kenya (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

Women Refugees and Sexual Violence in Kakuma Camp, Kenya: Invisible Rights, Justice, Protracted Protection and Human Insecurity (Erasmus University, Dec. 2012) [text]

Publications on the Middle East

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has just released a new report entitled Syria: A Regional Crisis.  Discussion of the report’s findings is currently taking place at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) [click on Livestream link]. See also the press release.

Also today, the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement is hosting a discussion on “What’s Next for Syria: Humanitarian and Political Perspectives,” in Washington, DC. If you miss it, check back for a summary/audio of the event.

Other publications:

Displacement Monitoring and Needs Assessments: Final Report 2012 (IOM Iraq, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Palestinian Refugees in the Arab World: Realities and Prospects, Doha, 24-25 March 2012 [access]
– Follow the link for an overview of the meeting and links to seminar papers.

Trapped between the Fences (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on North America

Blueprints for the Next Administration (Human Rights First, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Three sets of recommendations on LGBTI refugeesrepairing the asylum and refugee resettlement systems, and immigration detention.

CARL in the Courts: Ezokola v. Canada, a Primer (Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, Jan. 2013) [access]
– Intervention on case involving exclusion.

“Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States from 1994 to 2012,” Hastings Women’s Law Journal, vol. 24, no. 1 (2013) [full-text via SSRN]

“Indirect Refoulement: Challenging Canada’s Participation in the Canada-United States Safe Third Country Agreement,” Wisconsin International Law Journal, vol. 30, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Year in Review: Changes in 2012 for Refugees and Other Newcomers to Canada (Canadian Council for Refugees, Jan. 2013) [text]


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