New Publications on Human Trafficking; Refugees & Host Communities; and New Novel `Five Grounds’

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 Human Trafficking

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States.  President Obama has also declared January 2013 as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”

Some recent publications include:

C.N. v. United Kingdom: The Court Addresses Domestic Servitude (Strasbourg Observers, Nov. 2012) [text]

Counter Trafficking and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants: Annual Report Activities 2011 (IOM, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Domestic Workers across the World: Global and Regional Statistics and the Extent of Legal Protection (ILO, Jan. 2013) [text]

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Spotlight on Domestic Workers (Huffington Post, Jan. 2013) [text]

The International Legal Frameworks Concerning Trafficking in Persons (Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Slavery’s Global Comeback,” The Atlantic, 19 Dec. 2012 [text]

Publications on Refugees & Host Communities

Helpdesk Research Report: Preventing Conflict between Refugees and Host Communities (Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, Oct. 2012) [textvia ReliefWeb]

Helping Refugees by Respecting and Assisting their Hosts in Burkina Faso (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Host Community Impacts from the Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya,” World Disasters Report 2012 (IFRC, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Large Refugee Populations, Resource Scarcity and Conflict,” Paper presented at the International Political Science Association World Congress, Madrid, 8-12 July 2012 [text]

“Perceptions of the Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: The Case of Liberian Refugees in Ghana,” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Online First, July 2012 [abstract]

Radio Station Launched to Foster Peace among Refugees and Host Communities in Kenya (IOM, Nov. 2012) [text]

South Sudan: Tensions Grow between Refugees and Host Community (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Novel: Five Grounds

The Asylumist blog just reported on the publication of anew novel called Five Grounds.  It’s written by Scott Rempell, a former immigration lawyer in the U.S. and now a professor at South Texas College of Law.  It tells the stories of three different asylum-seekers, the journeys they undertake to leave their countries, and their experiences with the U.S. asylum system.

Visit the companion web site for more information.


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