Category Archives: New Resources

New publication: FMR 50 – Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years on from Dayton Peace Agreement

FMR 50 now online – Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years on from Dayton Peace Agreement, plus general articles

Forced Migration Review issue 50, on ‘Dayton +20’, is now online at

Twenty years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the consequences of conflict – including the long-term effects of displacement – are still being felt in the Western Balkans. FMR 50 examines the case of people who were displaced from and within Bosnia and Herzegovina as a result of the 1992-95 war, and reflects on the lessons that may be drawn from the successes and failures of the Agreement. These lessons have resonance for current crises – such as in Syria or Ukraine – and merit attention.

This issue of FMR includes 20 articles on ‘Dayton +20’, plus five ‘general’ articles on: safe shelters for survivors of SGBV, inconsistencies in asylum appeal adjudication in the UK, assisted voluntary return of young Afghans, refugees’ perspectives on successful resettlement in the US, and the fragmentation of the ‘protection landscape’.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given at the end of this email.

FMR 50 will be available in print in English, Bosnian (Latin and Cyrillic) and Arabic. These four editions plus Spanish and French editions will also be available online. FMR is free of charge in print and online.

If you do not regularly receive a print copy of FMR and would like to receive a print copy for your organisation, or multiple copies for onward distribution or for use in training or at conferences, please contact us at, specifying how many copies you need, in which language/s, and providing a full postal address.

We are grateful to Catholic Relief Services-USCCB, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Europe for their financial support of this issue.

Details of our forthcoming issues – on ‘Destination: Europe’ and ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition and solutions’ – can be found at

Apologies for any cross-posting.

Best wishes

Marion Couldrey & Maurice Herson
Editors, Forced Migration Review

FMR 50 Dayton +20 – contents with web links


Foreword: Addressing the legacy of violence
Valentin Inzko (High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Annex 7: why are we still discussing it?
María del Pilar Valledor Álvarez (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

Political and social consequences of continuing displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lana Pašić (Consultant)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years on from Dayton
Andrew Mayne (UNHCR)

Resolving a protracted refugee situation through a regional process
Olga Mitrovic (IOM Belgrade)

Voices in displacement
Claudia Meyerhoefer (social worker)

Property rights and reconstruction in the Bosnian return process
Inmaculada Serrano (Carlos III University)

Resolving protracted displacement through social housing
Marc D’Silva and Sanela Imamovic (Catholic Relief Services Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Asking the right questions in research on psychosocial well-being
Selma Porobic (Centre for Refugee and IDP Studies, University of Sarajevo)

Wartime division in peacetime schools
Valery Perry (independent researcher and consultant)

Their last name is ‘refugee’: return and local activism
Peter Lippman human rights activist and independent researcher)

Human rights shortcomings of the Dayton Peace Agreement
Lisbeth Pilegaard (Consultant) and Jasminka Dzumhur (Ombudsperson for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

If women are left out of peace talks
Gorana Mlinarević (Gender of Justice Project at Goldsmiths University), Nela Porobić Isaković and Madeleine Rees (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)

Interpretations of Annex 7: assessing the impact on non-returnees in the UK
Gayle Munro (The Salvation Army)

The role of remote voting in encouraging return
Djordje Stefanovic (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax) and Neophytos Loizides (University of Kent, UK)

Home after Dayton: IDPs in Sarajevo
Gruia Badescu (Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge)

The compound effects of conflict and disaster displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wesli H Turner (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Prijedor: re-imagining the future
Damir Mitrić (La Trobe University) and Sudbin Musić (Bridges for the Future Association)

Mass evacuations: learning from the past
Caelin Briggs (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Bosnia revisited: a retrospective on the legacy of the conflict
Brad K Blitz (Middlesex University)


Inconsistency in asylum appeal adjudication
Nick Gill, Rebecca Rotter, Andrew Burridge, Melanie Griffiths and Jennifer Allsopp (Universities of Exeter, Edinburgh, Bristol and Oxford)

Sheltering displaced persons from sexual and gender-based violence
Julie Freccero (University of California)

Changing how we measure success in resettlement
Justin S Lee (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Suzie S Weng (University of North Florida) and Sarah Ivory (Church World Service)

Young Afghans facing return
Kim Robinson (Deakin University) and Lucy Williams (University of Kent)

A fragmented landscape of protection
Roger Zetter (University of Oxford)

ToC: Journal of Refugee Studies Table of Contents for September 1, 2015; Vol. 28, No. 3

Oxford journals have published the latest edition of the Journal of Refugee Studies for September 1, 2015; Vol. 28, No. 3.  Further details of the articles detailed in this volume are outlined as follows:


Searching for Directions: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Researching Refugee Journeys
Gadi BenEzer and Roger Zetter
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 297-318

Refugee Health and Wellbeing: Differences between Urban and Camp-Based Environments in Sub-Saharan Africa
Thomas M. Crea, Rocío Calvo, and Maryanne Loughry
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 319-330

The Resilient Voter? An Exploration of the Effects of Post-Election Violence in Kenya’s Internally Displaced Persons Camps
Stephanie M. Burchard
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 331-349

Becoming (Im)Perceptible: Forced Migrants and Virtual Practice
Saskia Witteborn
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 350-367

Factors Influencing Contraception Awareness and Use: The Experiences of Young African Australian mothers
Mimmie Claudine Ngum Chi Watts, Celia McMichael, and Pranee Liamputtong
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 368-387

Social Engineering for Reintegration: Peace Villages for the ‘Uprooted’ Returnees in Burundi

Jean-Benoît Falisse and René Claude Niyonkuru
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 388-411

From Bottom-Up to Top-Down: The ‘Pre-History’ of Refugee Livelihoods Assistance from 1919 to 1979
Evan Elise Easton-Calabria
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 412-436


International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: Special Issue on Islamophobia and Crime

Please find details of the the new edited volume of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy which is a special issue on the subject of “Islamophobia and Crime.” The journal is available today and it is free to access at:

A table of contents for the journal is reproduced below:

Vol 4, No 3 (2015): International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Table of Contents

CMRB: Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel online paper series

CMRB, the Runnymede Trust and the Centre for Palestine Studies, London Middle East Institute, SOAS are delighted to announce the publication of:

“Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel” online paper series, edited by Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim.

The series aims to to explore the multiple, complex and inter-related ways that anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms are constructed in relation to the question of Palestine/Israel from within an anti-racist normative framework

The first tranche of articles can be found at, and includes:

Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim, ‘Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel Series Introduction’

Antony Lerman, ‘The “New Anti-Semitism”’

Hilary Aked, ‘The Undeniable Overlap: Right-wing Zionism and Islamophobia’

Helga Embacher and Jan Ryback, ‘Anti-Semitism in Muslim Communities and Islamophobia in the Context of the Gaza War 2014: The Example of Austria and Germany’

Anabelle Sreberny, ‘The Idea of Jewish Anti-Semitism and Recuperating the “Semites”’

Keith Kahn-Harris, ‘The Interplay between Internal and External Factors in the Stimulation of Intra-Jewish conflict over Israel and Antisemitism’

Stefano Bellin, ‘How Should We Speak About the Jews and the Palestinians? Constructing a Non-Racist Space for Criticism’

The series has been constructed as an open-ended forum for dialogue between academics, activists and interested parties differently situated across the globe. We will consider all submissions that explore any aspect of how anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms and the question of Palestine/Israel intersect, from within an anti-racist normative framework. Please e-mail your submission to

This series has been given the front page of openDemocracy the week commencing Wednesday 28th September. Each day of that week one of five of the articles will be published at

Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim

Journal: Syrian Crisis and Syrian Movers by Migration Letters – Special Issue

We would like to share with you the new special issue of Migration Letters journal on Syrian crisis and migration. The content is made available open access for a limited period. Please see the content list below:

Migration Letters – Volume 12 No 3 – September 2015

Table of Contents


Syrian Crisis and Migration

Pinar Yazgan, Deniz Eroglu Utku, Ibrahim Sirkeci

  1. 181-192

Special Issue Articles

The international migration and foreign policy nexus: the case of Syrian refugee crisis and Turkey


  1. Ela Gökalp Aras, Zeynep Şahin Mencütek
  2. 193-208

Deconstructing Turkey’s “Open Door” Policy towards Refugees from Syria


Burcu Togral Koca

  1. 209-225

Educational Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Turkey


By Tuba Bircan, Ulaş Sunata

  1. 226-237

Perceptions and newspaper coverage of Syrian refugees in Turkey


By Filiz Göktuna Yaylacı, Mine Karakuş

  1. 238-250

Vulnerability leading to mobility: Syrians’ exodus from Turkey


By N. Aslı Şirin Öner, Deniz Genç

  1. 251-262

A Socio-economic Perspective on the Urbanisation of Zaatari Camp in Jordan


By Ayham Dalal

  1. 263-278


A Missing Element in Migration Theories


By Douglas S. Massey

  1. 279-299

Dissatisfied, feeling unequal and inclined to emigrate: Perceptions from Macedonia in a MIMIC model


Marjan Petreski, Blagica Petreski


Migrant mobilities in Europe: Comparing Turkish to Romanian migrants


By Steffen Pötzschke

  1. 315-326


Reform and the HuKou System in China


By Rong Cui, Jeffrey H. Cohen

  1. 327-335

Measuring impact and the most influential works in Migration Studies


By Ibrahim Sirkeci, Jeffrey H. Cohen

  1. 336-345

Book Reviews


  1. 346-35

Border Criminologies: An Assessment of the Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom

osworth, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

ExtractPage1Today, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration published their Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom. Along with last night’s Channel 4 broadcast about staff in Yarl’s Wood IRC, this publication adds to the growing critique of the current system. Although not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords, the Report represents the views of a range of politicians and suggests that there may be appetite for change, at least after the national election in May.

The report has taken six months to produce. Coming in at just under 80 pages, it synthesises testimonies from three public hearings and a selection of written submissions. It also draws on committee members’ visits to some detention sites in the UK and a trip to Sweden. Expert advice at the hearings was provided by a selection of NGOs, medics, civil servants, current and former detainees, although not, inexplicably, by academic researchers. So, what does the report actually say?

Full article available on the Border Criminologies website at:


Novel: The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa

It was interesting to read the recent newspaper review article of the author and human rights activist Susan Abulhawa’s latest novel entitled, “”The Blue Between Sky and Water.”  The article in the London Metro `In defiance of disaster’ reflects on the author’s work in attempting to document the lives of women in Gaza.

As Abulhawa outlines:

At the centre of thee it all are the women. The matriarchs, the gossips, the healers, the lost, the dreamers, the artists and the sandcastle makers … They are the women I met in my imagination, in documentaries, in person, in news clips .. They all carried Palestine wherever exile took them and I inherited from them the wound of an unredeemed history.”

The official pres release provides further details of the novel and is available to download as a PDF file here – Media Pack.

The official website for Susan Abulhawa, entitled Morning in Jenin, is located here: