New Publications on Gender-based Persecution; Protection and the Middle East

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 Gender-based Persecution

“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) [text via SSRN]

“Gender-Based Persecution as a Basis for Asylum in the United States: Structural and Procedural Defects,” Impunity Watch, 2 May 2012 [text]

Gender Persecution and Refugee Law Reform in Canada (Battered Women’s Support Services, Oct. 2012) [text]

Gender Related Asylum Claims in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Law, Policies and Practice Focusing on Women in Nine EU Member States (European Parliament, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Re-issued version of this May 2012 report.

“Give Us Your Weary but Not Your Battered: The Department of Homeland Security, Politics and Asylum for Victims of Domestic Violence,” Southwestern Journal of International Law, vol. 18, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

“Persecution on Account of One’s Gender: Refugee Status or Status Quo?,”Feminists@Law, vol. 2, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

Refugee Status in Canada: Gender-related Claims (Ontario Women’s Justice Network, Jan. 2013) [text]

Research project:

Gender Related Harms in Forced Migration: A Comparative International Study, University of Technology Sydney, 2012-2015 [info]
– See related news story.

Publications on Protection

Just Tell Us What Happened (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Discusses the findings reported in “Just Tell Us What Happened to You: Autobiographical Memory and Seeking Asylum,” Applied Cognitive Psychology, vol. 26, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2012).

“The Scarlett Letter ‘T’: The Tier III Terrorist Classification’s Inconsistent and Ineffectual Effects on Asylum Relief for Members and Supporters of Pro-Democratic Groups,” Baltimore Law Review, vol. 41, no. 3 (Spring 2012) [full-text]

Understanding the New Refugee Determination System in Canada (, Jan. 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Publications on the Middle East

Becoming Refugees Once More: Palestinians from Syria Return to Gaza (IRIN, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Following the El Kott Judgment, Palestinians from Syria Applying for Asylum in the EU Should Be Granted Refugee Status Automatically,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 February 2013 [access]
– See also text of El Kott judgment and UNHCR’s oral intervention.

“The Internally Displaced Palestinians in Israel,” al-Majdal, no. 51 (Winter 2012) [full-text]

Misery Beyond the War Zone: Life for Syrian Refugees and Displaced Populations in Lebanon (MSF, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Nutrition Assessment Report for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, using SMART Methodology (UNICEF et al., Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Palestinian Christians: Ongoing Forcible Displacement and Dispossession… until When? (Badil & Kairos Palestine, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Spatialising the Refugee Camp,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 38, no. 1 (Jan. 2013) [free full-text]

Syrian Arab Republic: Special Focus on the Humanitarian Situation of Palestine Refugees in Syria (UNRWA & OCHA, Feb. 2013) [text via PRRN Blog]

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