Daily Archives: Sunday, January 25, 2015

Iraq War Crimes: We cannot wait any longer for Chilcot

SALAM ALQUDS ALAYKUM - سلام القدس عليكم

The report is becoming like a mirage in the desert. Every additional delay separates Iraqis from the justice and accountability they crave.

By Haifa Zangana

SYRIA 360°

The Chilcot inquiry is becoming like a mirage for people seeking water in a desert. It is also like a six-year long wake. People are being forced to stand around a long-decomposed unrecognisable corpse.

Is this what the British people should have to endure in order to hear the truth about one of the most catastrophic actions taken by their democratically elected government? A war that over a million British citizens protested against saying, “Not in our names”?

And what about we Iraqis?

Iraq is a nation with a long memory. Our hopes for the future are based, probably like citizens of any other nation, on our understanding of history and the present. The British government’s decision to stand shoulder to shoulder with…

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France: Migrants, Asylum Seekers Abused and Destitute.

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Investigate Reports of Police Abuse in Calais, Provide Shelter.

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A group of Iranian migrants and asylum seekers keeping warm in a camp in Calais in November, 2014. © 2014 Human Rights Watch

(Paris) – Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with pepper spray as the migrants and asylum seekers walked in the street or hid in trucks in the hope of traveling to the United Kingdom.

Several thousand asylum seekers and migrants, most from Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, are living in makeshift camps or in the streets in Calais. Some said that their treatment by police, a lack of housing for asylum seekers, and delays in the French asylum…

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News You May Have Missed (17-23 January)

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A student at the Hamar Jajab School in Mogadishu holds a peace-themed comic book for children produced by UNSOM during the commemoration of Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 January 2015. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed A student at the Hamar Jajab School in Mogadishu holds a peace-themed comic book for children produced by UNSOM during the commemoration of Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 January 2015. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed

There was some good news about human rights around the world this week.  

SOMALIA has become the 195th state party to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). A ceremony was held to mark the ratification at a local school in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.  In agreeing to be bound by the treaty, the government of Somalia is obligating itself to take steps to improve the lives of its youngest citizens.   The CRC is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in existence.  Once Somalia’s ratification is officially deposited with the UN, the United States and South Sudan will be the only countries in…

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Call for Abstracts: “The quantitative approach to the analysis of migration and migrants’ integration in the host society” ECSR, Collegio Carlo Alberto and Milan Turin Joint SPRING SCHOOL: Deadline for Applications 15th February 2015

NASP/GSSPS is pleased to announce the Third Edition

ECSR, COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO AND MILAN-TURIN JOINT SPRING SCHOOL on

“The quantitative approach to the analysis of migration and migrants’ integration in the host society”

March the 23rd – the 27th, 2015

Collegio Carlo Alberto

Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (Turin), Italy

The topic for the third edition of the ECSR Spring School is “The quantitative approach to the analysis of migration and migrants’ integration in the host society”.

The School is promoted by ECSR, Collegio Carlo Alberto and by the universities of Milan and Turin in the frame of the NASP, Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies. It provides high-quality training on leading-edge theories and methodological approaches to the quantitative analysis of contemporary migrations and of the integration of migrants in the host societies. Particular attention will be given to the children of immigrants and their position in the social stratification of receiving societies. A limited number of doctoral students and young researchers will participate to a five-day, full-immersion course, including:

  1. a) lectures on key current issues in the field;
  2. b) an intensive course on the longitudinal analysis of the life course of migrants and their offspring (including hands-on practical work);
  3. c) the opportunity to present their work and have it discussed by leading scholars in the field.

The School is organized by Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Tiziana Caponio (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), Fabrizio Bernardi (ECSR, EUI), Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim) and Lucinda Platt (London School of Economics).

Faculty

Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Fabrizio Bernardi (ECSR, EUI), Héctor Cebolla Boado (UNED, Madrid), Tiziana Caponio (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), Renzo Carriero (University of Turin), Jörg Dollmann (MZES, Mannheim), Helga de Valk (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Marc Helbling (WZB, Berlin), Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim), Tiziana Nazio (University of Turin), Lucinda Platt (London School of Economics) and Cristina Solera (University of Turin).

Applications

Applications have to be sent by email ( mito.school@unimi.it) by February, the 15th, and will include:

  1. a) an abstract of the paper that will be presented (up to 500 words);
  2. b) a short summary of PhD thesis project or of current research (up to 3 pages);
  3. c) a brief CV (one page).

Priority in admission will be given to students from Institutions that belong to the ECSR. Admission to the School is free of charge. Admitted students will be provided with hotel accomodation, all lunches and the social dinner. Other dinners and travel expenses to and from Turin will not be covered.

 

For information:

 

Prof. Gabriele Ballarino mito.school@unimi.it