Daily Archives: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ToC: Refugee Survey Quarterly

Oxford Journals has just released the latest Table of Contents alert for the Refugee Survey Quarterly.  Further details of the articles included in Vol. 32, No. 3, (September 2013), are detailed below:


The Dynamics of Bosnian Refugee Migrations in the 1990s, Current Migration Trends and Future Prospects
Marko Valenta and Zan Strabac
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2013 32: 1-22
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Refugee Resettlement in Australia: What We Know and Need to Know
Farida Fozdar and Lisa Hartley
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2013 32: 23-51
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The Logistics of Climate-Induced Resettlement: Lessons from the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea
Julia B. Edwards
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2013 32: 52-78
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Readmission Agreements and Refugee Rights: From a Critique to a Proposal
Mariagiulia Giuffré
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2013 32: 79-111
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Notes and Comments

Hidden Men: Bearing witness to mandatory detention in Australia
Caroline Fleay and Linda Briskman
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2013 32: 112-129
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T0C: Citizenship Studies

The latest Table of Contents for the journal Citizenship Studies has just been published online.  Further details of Vol. 17, No. 5, (01 Aug 2013) is now available online and are detailed below:

Citizenship Studies, Vol. 17, No. 5, 01 Aug 2013 is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.Special Issue: Narratives and Imaginaries of Citizenship in Latin America

This new issue contains the following articles:

Narratives and imaginaries of citizenship in Latin America
Judy Meltzer & Cristina Rojas
Pages: 525-529
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818366

Legal narratives of citizenship, the social question, and public order in Colombia, 1915–1930 and after
Catherine C. LeGrand
Pages: 530-550
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818369

Nationalism and immigrant labor in a tropical enclave: the West Indians of Colón City, 1850–1936
Marixa Lasso
Pages: 551-565
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818370

Locating nature’s citizens: Latin American ecologies of political space
Alex Latta
Pages: 566-580
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818372

Acts of indigenship: historical struggles for equality and colonial difference in Bolivia
Cristina Rojas
Pages: 581-595
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818373

Decolonizing citizenship: reflections on the coloniality of power in Argentina
Lucy Taylor
Pages: 596-610
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818375

Managing the citizen: privatized public works and the bureaucratic management of citizenship in post-authoritarian Chile, 1990–2005
Enrique R. Silva
Pages: 611-626
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818377

Narratives of citizenship in Medellín, Colombia
Daniel Tubb
Pages: 627-640
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818380

‘Good citizenship’ and the promotion of personal savings accounts in Peru
Judy Meltzer
Pages: 641-652
DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2013.818382

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Course: Course on Migration and Security: 18-20 September, Georgetown University

Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Registration is open for Georgetown University’s course on Migration and Security (18-20 September 2013)

This course examines the interconnections between international migration and both national and human security, identifying various types of threats and weighing the extent to which they pose risks for countries and for migrants. It focuses particularly on assessing the effectiveness of initiatives at the international, regional and national levels to prevent entry of and apprehend, prosecute and deport those who pose security threats, including the use of new technologies.

The course examines both theory and practice in helping participants understand the complexities of balancing security and facilitation as well as the legal issues that arise in protection of the rights of migrants and refugees. The course encourages discussion of pertinent laws, legal cases and policy frameworks that relate to migration and security.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

* Understand the differences in the concepts of national and human security.

* Recognize the interconnections between international migration and security.

* Assess the effectiveness of international, regional and national initiatives to prevent entry of and apprehend, prosecute and deport those who pose security threats.

* Discuss complexities of balancing security and facilitation.

* Explain legal issues that arise in protection of the rights of migrants and refugees.

* Discuss pertinent laws, legal cases, and policy frameworks.

The course is self-contained and also applies towards Georgetown’s Certificate in International Migration Studies.

To register and find additional information, please visit:


Event: Ageing and migration workshop, 18 October, University of Manchester

Funded by the Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) Friday 18th October 2013, 9:30am-4pm, Boardroom, 2nd floor, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

This workshop will bring together people working on ageing and migration.  Papers will address three main areas of interest, including migrants who migrate at later stages in their lives; ageing migrants, who spent the latter years of their lives in countries other than the ones where they were born; and the consequences of migration for older people who are ‘left behind’ in regions/countries of origin. Speakers include: Armando Barrientos (Manchester); Tanja Bastia (Manchester); Jasmine Gideon (Birkbeck); Russell King (Sussex); Jieyu Liu TBC (Leeds); Aija Lulle (University of Latvia, Riga); Eppu Mikkonen-Jeanneret (HelpAge International); María Esther Pozo (San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia); Elisabeth Schroeder-Butterfill TBC (Southampton); Julie Vullnetari (Sussex).

Attendance is free but places are limited.  Please register at http://ageingandmigration.eventbrite.com/

For further information please contact Tanja.Bastia@Manchester.ac.uk<mailto:Tanja.Bastia@Manchester.ac.uk>

‘Early bird’ reminder: Conference ‘On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law’

A quick reminder that the special ‘early bird’ rate for registration at the conference ‘On the Borders of Refugee Protection?’ is available only until this Saturday 31 August – after which the standard rate applies.

Further details of the conference and registration are provided below. Please note that places at the conference are already going fast!

Additional enquiries regarding registration can be directed to Chloe Pieters (chloe.pieters@sas.ac.uk).

Kind regards,

Dr David James Cantor, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London Bruce Burson, New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal


‘On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law – Comparative Practice and Theory’

Convened by the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and partner institutions Hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

13 and 14 November 2013

This expert conference breaks new ground in exploring how human rights law (HRL) is shaping the protection of refugees worldwide. A high-level event, it brings together exciting new contributions from more than twenty-five leading international specialists in the refugee protection and HRL  – including experts from UNHCR – to take stock of transnational developments in law and practice over the past twenty years, and to cultivate new approaches to the topic. Please see the attached programme for further details.

The five thematic panels of the conference move beyond abstract approaches to HRL and refugee law to assessing legal interaction between the two fields in practice. The first day offers wide-ranging comparative perspectives on how HRL is impacting on refugee law in national settings across the world. The second half-day explores the novel ways in which the borders of refugee protection are being shaped by cross-cutting special themes in HRL and the future challenges that this poses. Substantial opportunities are provided for participants to join in debating and forging new approaches to the themes canvassed by this unique gathering.

To secure your participation at the conference, please register at:

<http://store.london.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&deptid=179&catid=66&prodid=516>http://store.london.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=5&deptid=179&catid=66&prodid=516. The non-residential registration fees are: for ‘early bird’ bookings made before 1 September 2013 – £85.00 (standard) and £45.00 (student rate); for late bookings after 1 September 2013 – £110.00 (standard) and £60.00 (student rate).

A limited number of places are available and will be allocated in order of registration. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

CPD points are available for participating barristers.

The conference is convened by the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Refugee Studies (York, Canada), Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (Harvard, USA), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London, UK), International Refugee Law Research Programme (Melbourne, Australia), International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Refugee Studies Centre (Oxford, UK) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


Courses: UN System Staff College training on ‘Partnering with Faith Organisations in Development, Health and Humanitarian Work’

Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Courses: UN System Staff College training on ‘Partnering with Faith Organisations in Development, Health and Humanitarian Work’ from 22-24 October 2013 in Rome

I would like to share an opportunity for a Strategic Learning Exchange (SLE) co-organised by UNSSC, UNAIDS, UNFPA and UNHCR. Entitled ‘Partnering with Faith Organisations in Development, Health and Humanitarian Work’, the SLE explores the linkages between faith and humanitarian/development work, and brings together UN staff members who have experience engaging with faith-based organisations and communities in the course of their respective work in operational contexts.

In addition to those working within the UN system, practitioners working in the field of forced migration are encouraged to apply.

The SLE will take place from 22-24 October in Rome, Italy.  Please note that the deadline for subscription is 15 September 2013.

The course fee is USD 1,500. Additionally, applicants will be expected to cover their own travel, accommodations and meals.

More information is available in the UNSSC website at: http://www.unssc.org/home/activities/partnering-faith-organisations-development-health-and-humanitarian-work-rome-22-24-octobe

To apply, follow this link: http://www.unssc.org/home/activities/enrolment-form-supervisor?key=13.GC.001.FD

Partnering with Faith Organisations in Development, Health and Humanitarian Work – Rome, Italy, 22-24 October 2013

‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

There is growing recognition in the international development and humanitarian communities of the role of faith in providing significant moral, social and political agency for human development and resilience in the face of hardship and adversity. Religious institutions, communities of faith and faith-based NGOs are carrying out critical development and humanitarian relief activities, including in entrenched situations of conflict. How can the resources these organizations bring to the table (human, financial and spiritual) be better understood and more effectively tapped by all of those working to serve the very same communities?

Many UN organizations and offices are today partnering with faith-based or faith-inspired service-delivery NGOs, local faith communities and religious leaders. Yet these forms of engagement also entail challenges and concerns. As the United Nations system reviews – and sets – its post-2015 sustainable development agenda for the decades to come, it is timely to examine the objectives, means and outcomes of such partnerships.

The aim of this Strategic Learning Exchange (SLE) is to explore the linkages between faith and the continuum of humanitarian to development work. It will consider the nature of development and humanitarian work, the timeframes for interventions and the types of populations served. The three-day meeting will examine human rights and gender equality as cross-cutting concerns, as well as lessons learned in the programme design, implementation and evaluation phases.

This SLE will bring together a range of UN staff members who have experience engaging with faith-based organizations and communities in the course of their respective work at senior programme and policy levels. Several faith-based partners will also be invited to reflect on their experiences of engaging with the UN in service delivery, advocacy and capacity building. All participants are expected to bring their expertise on faith and various programmatic areas, such as health (HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health), gender equality, education, conflict transformation, humanitarian relief and climate change, and document it in preparation for the course as per standard case study formats.

The training method will follow the current trends in UN staff education and be primarily peer-to-peer learning and information sharing. It will further link the human-rights based approach to programming and house it within the UN’s Delivering as One framework.

Expected Outcomes of the SLE:

Participants can expect to take away the following:

. Enhanced understanding and ability to clearly articulate the linkages between faith and development and humanitarian work in contemporary contexts, including in the context of globalization, political change, conflict, protection, climate change, the economic and financial context and impact on aid effectiveness, social and cultural diversity, etc.

. Strengthened capacity to identify and articulate opportunities and challenges, strengths, weaknesses, entry points and modalities for:

(a) Partnership with faith-based NGOs and communities in the areas of knowledge-transfer, capacity building, advocacy, and enhancement of national ownership processes; and

(b) Strategies aimed at strengthening and overcoming some of the challenges associated with these partnerships (government relations, NGO/CSO dynamics, etc).


‘Finally we can learn from each other on an issue we were not even allowed to acknowledge before – the power of religion in the lives of millions of people. Very pleased you also brought on board the FBOs so we are not preaching to each other only, but we actually have their own voices to inform us’.

‘Why did it take us so long to have this?! Some of us started already in the early 1970s to urge the international development community to undertake these kinds of partnerships.on reflection. perhaps this was the right time so we could think together on what we have already learned and how much further we need to go. This has been very helpful for me to realize what is perhaps the obvious, but then again, we need to be reminded of how to deal with the obvious’.

‘Rarely does one get an opportunity to boast about one’s work and still be also humbled by the work of other colleagues dealing with such challenges. What a rich experience’.

ToC: Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The latest Table of Contents for the journal entitled Holocaust and Genocide Studies had recently been published by Oxford Journal.  Some of the articles included in this issue, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Fall 2013), are detailed as follows:


The 1941 Galician Deportation and the Kamenets-Podolsk Massacre: A Prologue to the Hungarian Holocaust
George Eisen and Tamás Stark
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 207-241
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“Euthanasia,” Human Experiments, and Psychiatry in Nazi-Occupied Lithuania, 1941–1944
Björn M. Felder
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 242-275
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The Genesis of Vichy’s Jewish Statute of October 1940
Laurent Joly
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 276-298
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Research Note

Death Sentence Despite the Law: A Secret 1962 Crimes-against-Humanity Trial in Kiev
Lev Simkin
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 299-312
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Review Essay

Recent Developments in the Study of the Armenian Genocide
Robert Melson
Holocaust Genocide Studies 2013 27: 313-321
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Call for Contributions: Education for Refugees

The Center for Lebanese Studies, an academic institution affiliated with the University of Oxford, is organizing,  in collaboration with UNESCO, a Conference on “New Visions for Refugee Education in the Middle East” in March 2014 in Beirut.

The conference will seek to shed light on the main problematics that affect refugees as far as education is concerned among which the need for integration whilst at the same time maintaining their specific culture, identity and language.

We are looking forward your contribution to this conference.

Download the Call for Contributions in PDF Format – [Download Here]

Link:- http://lebanesestudies.com/