New Thematic Publications on Legal Issues; Climate Change; and Humanitarian Assistance

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:

New Publications on Legal Issues

A Case for Asylum for Individuals Persecuted on Account of Being Accused of Witchcraft (Birdsong’s Law Blog, April 2013) [text]

Former ICC Defendant – Ngudjolo – Applies for Asylum in the Netherlands (EJIL: Talk, March 2013) [text]

The Limits of the Law (Garden Court Immigration Blog, March 2013) [text]
– Review of Borderline Justice: The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights (Pluto Press, Oct. 2012)

The Revival of the Pacific Solution: An Analysis of the Legal Parameters of Offshore Processing in Australia, UNSW Student Legal Research Series, Research Paper, no. 13-03 (UNSW, March 2013) [text]

“Social Visibility and Particularity in Asylum: Gaitan v. Holder and the Ironic Requirement of Social Perception to Avoid Persecution,” Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice, vol. 33, no. 3 (2013) [full-text]

New Publications on Climate Change

Challenges relating to Climate Change Induced Displacement, Remarks at International Conference on “Millions of People without Protection: Climate Change Induced Displacement in Developing Countries,” Berlin, 29 January 2013 (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Climate Change-induced Displacement: Definitional Issues and Concerns,” Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law, vol. 2, no. 2 (2011-2012) [full-text]

“Collapsing Societies and Forced Migration,” FMR 25th Anniversary Collection (March 2013) [text]

Human Mobility in the Context of Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Needs, Gaps, and Roles of the Convention in Addressing Loss and Damage, Joint Submission to the SBI Work Program on Loss and Damage (UNHCR et al., Oct. 2012) [text]
– Note: “Convention” refers to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“Protection Measures Relating to Climate Change and Environmental Refugees—International Law Regime and the Practices of the EU and the USA,” EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies, vol. 43, no. 1 (March 2013) [abstract]
– Note: The full-text of the article is available in Chinese.

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Holding Politicians to Account for Aid Pledges (IRIN, March 2013) [text]

How Services, not “Innovation,” Can Change Lives (WhyDev, March 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Fiction Challenge: Spy Thriller (Humanitarian Fiction Blog, March 2013) [text]

An Introduction to Cash-Based Interventions in UNHCR Operations (UNHCR, March 2012) [text]

Lessons Learned? The Role of Humanitarians in Protection Response, Humanitarian Assistance Webcast, no. 16, 27 March 2013 [access]
– Follow link for video.

Perspectives on the Future of Humanitarian Action, Web Seminar, 13 March 2013 [access]
– Follow link for video.

The Politics of Aid, London, 14 March 2013 [text]
– Follow link for transcript of speech.

Relationships between Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Service Delivery and Peace-building and State-building: A Review of the Literature, Working Paper, no. 362 (ODI, Dec. 2012) [text via DFID]




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