New Regional Publications on Europe and Australia & New Zealand

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 Regional Publications on Europe

4th Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (European Commission, June 2013) [access]
– Follow link for text of report, staff working document, press release, and infographics (including the one displayed at left).

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for the Baltic and Nordic Countries on the Finnish Government’s Draft Proposal on Amendments to the Aliens Act (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

“‘Dubliners’ in the European Union: A Perspective on the Politics of Asylum-seeking,” Chapter in The Distant Present (University of Jyväskylä, 2013) [text]
– Scroll to p. 106.

EU Member States Granted Protection to More than 100 000 Asylum Seekers in 2012 (EUROSTAT, June 2013) [text]

Frontex Should Respect Rights, even on the High Seas (Human Rights Watch, June 2013) [text]

Unwelcome Guests: Greek Police Abuses of Migrants in Athens (Human Rights Watch, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Australia and New Zealand

*Asylum Numbers Spur Review of Australia’s Refugee Commitments (ABC Radio National, June 2013) [access]
– Follow link for audio.

Asylum Seekers: In Search of a Humanitarian Solution – Conversations with the Archbishop, Melbourne, 22 May 2013 [access via BroCAP]

Asylum Seekers and Income Management (FlagPost, June 2013) [text]

The Children of Pahiatua (Slate, May 2013) [text]
– Story about Polish child refugees in New Zealand.

Doing Our Bit – Double NZ’s Refugee Quota [access]
– Web site promoting higher resettlement levels in New Zealand.  See also Facebook page.

Humanitarian Response to Asylum-seekers Needed (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

“Producing Solidarity: A Settlement Strategy of the Karen Refugee Community in Brisbane, Australia,” Paper presented at Ethnographic Horizons in Times of Turbulence: The 7th Annual Joint University of Liverpool Management School and Keele University Institute for Public Policy and Management Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences, Liverpool, UK, 31 August 2012 [text]

The Role of Refugee Community Organisations in Settlement: An Annotated Bibliography (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2013) [text]

Towing Back the Boats: Bad Policy Whatever Way You Look at It (The Conversation, June 2013) [text]

What’s in a Name? Asylum Seekers as Political Currency (University of Auckland, April 2013) [text]





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