New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking; Development-induced Displacement; and General Works

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 Human Trafficking

Egypt: Human Trafficking in Sinai (Think Africa Press, April 2013) [text]

Forced and Servile Marriage in the Context of Human Trafficking, Research in Practice, no. 32 (Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2013) [text]

“Modern-day Slavery in Focus,” The Guardian (April 2013) [access]
– Special series; read the rationale for it here.

Trafficking in Human Beings (Eurostat, 2013) [text]
– First EU-level report on statistics on trafficking in human beings, with data for 2008-2010; see also related materials.

The Under-subscription of T-1 Visas: A Study on America’s Conceptualization of Human Trafficking Victims, Undergraduate Honors Thesis (Duke University, Dec. 2012) [text]

New Publications on Development-induced Displacement

Displacement: Colombia’s Inescapable Burden? (Fletcher Forum, April 2013) [text]
– Note: Photo sourced from this blog post.

Displacement and Resistance: The Ogiek of Kenya (Think Africa Press, March 2013) [text]

The Displacement Decathlon: Olympian Struggles for Affordable Housing from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro (Design Observer Group, April 2013) [text]

Electricity for all but those the Kariba Dam Displaced (IPS, March 2013) [text]

Evicted from Ancestral Lands: Botswana’s Basarwa Minority (Think Africa Press, March 2013) [text]

Resettlement Conflicts Follow Mozambique’s Mining Boom (IRIN, March 2013) [text]

The World Bank Must Stop Underwriting Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia (TerraNullius, March 2013) [text]
– See also related New York Review of Books blog post and recent statement from World Bank.

New General Publications

Human Rights and Democracy 2012 (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, April 2013) [text]

Introductory Remarks at Panel on “International Norm-Making on Forced Displacement: Challenges and Complexity,” 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, 28-31 March 2012 [text via SSRN]
– See also info. re. published proceedings; extracts of the various papers presented at the a/m panel are available, pp. 429-443.

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire? Migration from Fragile States to Fragile States, Working Paper, no. 9/2013 (OECD, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Putting Refugees in Their Place,” New Global Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (April 2013) [open access text]

Salience of Threat: The Effects of Dissident Violence and Ethnic Diversity on Internal Displacement, Paper presented at Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, 11-14 April 2013 [text via SSRN]

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 26 February 2013 [text]



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