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: http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/
New Publications on Climate Change/Disasters
Global Estimates 2012: People Displaced by Disasters is a newly-released report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). It finds that “98% of all displacement in 2012 [an estimated 32.4 million people] was related to climate- and weather-related events… .” Follow the link to access the text of the report, a press release, global estimates highlights, and a map.
Other recent publications:
Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Migration, Commission Staff Working Document, no. SWD(2013) 138 final (European Commission, April 2013) [text]
CRED Crunch, no. 31 (March 2013) [full-text]
– Provides data for natural disasters in 2012.
Measuring Disasters’ Full Impact (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [access]
“Wet Feet Marching: Climate Justice and Sustainable Development for Climate Displaced Nations in the South Pacific,” Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 14, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]
Where the Sea has Risen too High Already (IPS, April 2013) [text]
New Publications on Human Trafficking/Smuggling
Analysis: Southeast Asia’s Human Trafficking Conundrum (IRIN, May 2013) [text]
“Assistance and Protection of Smuggled Migrants: International Law and Australian Practice,” Sydney Law Review, vol. 35, no. 1 (2013) [full-text]
Global Eye on Human Trafficking, no. 12 (April 2013) [full-text]
– A news bulletin from IOM.
In Brief: Raids Free Enslaved Migrants/Refugees in Yemen (IRIN, May 2013) [text]
‘No to People Smuggling’: A Review of Australia’s Anti-migrant Smuggling Awareness Campaigns (Migrant Smuggling Working Group, May 2013) [text]
Stuck in Traffic: How Helpful is the Trafficking Framework? (COMPAS Blog, May 2013) [text]
New General Publications
Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2013) [info via
– Follow link for text of introduction.
Regional Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration: Approaches, Recent Activities and Implications for Global Governance of Migration, Migration Research Series, no. 45 (IOM, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
A Report on IASFM14: The 14th Conference of The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Kolkata, 6-9 January 2013 [text]
Transitions and Durable Solutions for Displaced Persons: 21 Reasons for Optimism, Presentation at the Transitions and Solutions Roundtable, Amsterdam, 18-19 April 2013 [text]