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ToC: Refugee Survey Quarterly Table of Contents for June 1, 2015; Vol. 34, No. 2

Oxford Journals have published their latest Table of Contents alert for the latest issue of the Refugee Survey Quarterly journal.  Further details of the articles included in Volume 34 Number 2 (1 June 2015) are available as follows:


“Rather Than Talking in Tamil, They Should Be Talking to Tamils”: Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Readiness for Repatriation
Miriam George, Wendy Kliewer, and Sebastan Irudaya Rajan
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 1-22

From Ad Hoc to Universal: The International Refugee Regime from Fragmentation to Unity 1922–1954
Gilad Ben-Nun
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 23-44

Refugees’ Conceptualizations of “Protection Space”: Geographical Scales of Urban Protection and Host–Refugee Relations
Eveliina Lyytinen
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 45-77

Getting Refugees to Work: A Street-level Perspective of Refugee Resettlement Policy
Jessica H. Darrow
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 78-106

Notes and Comments

Recognizing Refugee Status for Victims of Trafficking and the Myth of Progress
Satvinder S. Juss
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 107-123


Publications: FMR 49 now online – Disasters and displacement in a changing climate

Forced Migration Review issue 49, entitled ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, is now online at

In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognises the local knowledge, values and beliefs of affected communities.

This issue of FMR includes 36 articles on ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, five articles on ‘Female genital mutilation (FGM) and asylum in Europe‘, and five ‘general’ articles on: Cartagena +30, trafficking for human organs, animals and forced migration, refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border, and sweet tea and cigarettes in Jordan.

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

FMR 49 will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

The FGM mini-feature is also available as a separate pdf at

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

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.

Details of our forthcoming issues – on ‘The Balkans 20 years on from the Dayton Agreement’ 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
+44 (0)1865 281700 skype: fmreview
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FMR 49 Disasters and displacement in a changing climate – contents with web links



Børge Brende (Government of Norway) and Didier Burkhalter (Government of Switzerland)

The Nansen Initiative: building consensus on displacement in disaster contexts Walter Kälin (The Nansen Initiative)

National Adaptation Plans and human mobility Koko Warner (UNU-EHS), Walter Kälin (Nansen Initiative), Susan Martin (Georgetown University) and Youssef Nassef (UNFCC)

Modelling displacement
Justin Ginnetti (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

The state of the evidence
Susan Martin (Georgetown University)

The necessity for an ethnographic approach in Peru Geremia Cometti (Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Paris)

An integrated focus
William Lacy Swing (International Organization for Migration)

West Africa: a testing ground for regional solutions Julia Blocher, Dalila Gharbaoui and Sara Vigil (University of Liège)

Development and displacement risks
Glaucia Boyer and Matthew McKinnon (UNDP)

Developing temporary protection in Africa Tamara Wood (University of New South Wales)

Climate effects on nomadic pastoralist societies Dawn Chatty and Troy Sternberg (University of Oxford)

Guidance for ‘managed’ relocation
Brent Doberstein and Anne Tadgell (University of Waterloo)

Preparing for planned relocation

Lessons from planned relocation and resettlement in the past Jane McAdam (University of New South Wales)

Post-disaster resettlement in urban Bolivia Gemma Sou (University of Manchester)

Focusing on climate-related internal displacement Scott Leckie and Ezekiel Simperingham (Displacement Solutions)

Brazil’s draft migration law
Isabela Piacentini de Andrade (Universidade Positivo)

Disasters, displacement and a new framework in the Americas David James Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative)

Temporary protection arrangements to fill a gap in the protection regime Volker Türk (UNHCR)

Refugees, climate change and international law María José Fernández (Universidad Católica de Salta, Argentina)

Displacement as a consequence of climate change mitigation policies Sara Vigil (University of Liège)

Statelessness and environmental displacement Jessie Connell (Australian National University)

A role for strategic litigation
Matthew Scott (Lund University, Sweden)

Floods and migration in the Czech Republic Robert Stojanov (University of Prague), Ilan Kelman (University College London) and Barbora Duží (Czech Academy of Sciences)

‘One Safe Future’ in the Philippines
Lloyd Ranque and Melissa Quetulio-Navarra (Philippines government agency)

Post-disaster resettlement in the Philippines: a risky strategy Alice R Thomas (Refugees International)

Cross-border migration with dignity in Kiribati Karen E McNamara (University of Queensland)

Land, disasters and mobility in the South Pacific Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University)

Not drowning but fighting: Pacific Islands activists Hannah Fair (University College London)

Samoa: local knowledge, climate change and population movements Ximena Flores-Palacios (Auckland University of Technology)

Facilitating voluntary adaptive migration in the Pacific Bruce Burson (New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal) and Richard Bedford (University of Waikato)

Integrating resilience in South Asia
Mi Zhou and Dorien Braam (Praxis Labs)

“Everyone likes it here”
Himani Upadhyay, Divya Mohan (TERI, India) and Ilan Kelman (University College London)

Building adaptive capacity in Assam
Soumyadeep Banerjee, Suman Bisht and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal)

Mixed motivations and complex causality in the Mekong Jessica Marsh (Mekong Migration Network)

One good reason to speak of ‘climate refugees’
François Gemenne (University of Liège and Sciences Po, Paris)

Governance questions for the international community Alexander Betts (Refugee Studies Centre)

Building respectful solutions

Colleen Swan (Kivalina City Council), Chief Albert P Naquin (Isle de Jean Charles Tribal Council) and Stanley Tom (Newtok Traditional Council)


Female genital mutilation: a case for asylum in Europe Fadela Novak-Irons (UNHCR)

FGM: challenges for asylum applicants and officials Christine Flamand (INTACT)

The medicalisation of female genital mutilation Pierre Foldes and Frédérique Martz (Institut en Santé Génésique)

The Istanbul Convention: new treaty, new tool Elise Petitpas (End FGM European Network) and Johanna Nelles (Council of Europe)

Changing attitudes in Finland towards FGM Saido Mohamed and Solomie Teshome (Finnish League for Human Rights)


The Cartagena process: 30 years of innovation and solidarity Carlos Maldonado Castillo (UNHCR)

Trafficking for human organs
Vladimir Makei (Government of Belarus)

Sweet tea and cigarettes: a taste of refugee life in Jordan Rana B Khoury (Northwestern University)

Refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border Karen Hargrave (independent)

Animals and forced migration
Piers Beirne and Caitlin Kelty-Huber (University of Southern Maine)


Publication: Migrant Voice Newspaper

Further details on the latest issue of the Migrant Voice Newspaper.  The following text is taken from the Migrant Voice website:

The Migrant Voice newspaper will be distributed on Monday April 20th in Birmingham from 3-6pm at Moor Street station; in London on Tuesday the 21st from 4-7pm at Waterloo, Victoria and London Bridge stations and on April 28th from 4-7pm at Kings Cross, Euston, Oxford Circus and Paddington stations.


Immigration is high on the news agenda and is being presented by some politicians as a burden on the country, feeding fears and fuelling prejudice. There are 7.8 million foreignborn nationals in the UK but they are largely underrepresented in mainstream British media.

Our research reveals that migrants’ voices are heard in only one in eight media stories on migration. Many of these articles reflect critical, sometimes explicitly negative, attitudes – not only towards migration policies but also migrants themselves.

Far from the idea that debating migration is off-limits, it turns out that the only people ‘banned’ from discussing it are migrants themselves.

Here, we place migrants at the centre of the debate and let them tell their stories.

We found that over 90 per cent of migrants feel at least partially integrated into British society yet feel totally excluded from the political conversation about migration. When politicians make ill-informed comments it creates distrust on both sides. Yet – thankfully – the vast majority of Britons feel positive about the migrants they encounter in their daily lives, and the feeling is mutual.

Migrant Voice aims to address the lack of balanced and accurate representation in the media and celebrate the contribution migrants make to the UK. Our paper includes vibrant, engaging and moving stories, created and distributed by migrants.

This year’s issue is particularly important as it coincides with Migrant Voice celebrating five years of movement building, mobilisation and engagement with the public debate.

In this issue we unveil a new ‘I am an Immigrant’ poster campaign which celebrates the immense contribution that immigrants make.

The posters, which go on display at hundreds of London tube stations and national railway stations this month, show immigrants are part of the fabric of British society.

We are also the first to report on the launch of the ‘Bloody Foreigners’ campaign mobilising migrant communities to give more blood, turning an old phrase on its head. It’s just one of the many ways today’s migrants are contributing to the health and wealth of our nation.

We give you a glimpse into the strong North Korean community in the UK, the largest defector community from that country in Europe.

We also take you on two long, horrifying journeys from Syria and Eritrea in search of safety in the UK.

And we share the inspirational story of Agnes, an orphan of the Rwandan genocide and a former child soldier, who is now settled in the UK and is campaigning to improve the lives of other children orphaned by war.

There are also stories about the everyday lives of migrants in Britain – in restaurants, on the sports field, in the arts, in business.

Many more stories are featured on our website

We also want to hear your thoughts – write to us at [email protected]

We hope you enjoy reading our paper.

Nazek Ramadan Founder, Migrant Voice

To read the full paper:

To request printed copies of the paper, please email [email protected]

ToC Alert: Latest issue of Torture Journal is out (Vol. 25, Nr 1, 2015)

The latest issue is now available online. Access all articles free-of-charge at

Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture

Volume 25, Nr. 1, 2015


Follow-up study of the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees
Cæcilie Buhmann, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Merete Nordentoft, Jasmina Ryberg, Morten Ekstrøm

Cognitive behavioral psychotherapeutic treatment at a psychiatric trauma clinic for Refugees: description and evaluation
Cæcilie Buhmann, Ida Andersen, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Jasmina Ryberg, Merete Nordentoft, Morten Ekstrøm

“After all the traumas my body has been through, I feel good that it is still working.” – Basic Body Awareness Therapy for traumatised refugees
Kajsa Stade, Signe Skammeritz, Charlotte Hjortkjær, Jessica Carlsson

The DSM 5 and the Istanbul Protocol: Diagnosis of psychological sequels of torture
Thomas Wenzel, Andreas Frewer, Siroos Mirzaei

Statement on Virginity Testing
Independent Forensic Expert Group

Migration Studies journal Table of Contents for March 1, 2015; Vol. 3, No. 1

Oxford Journals have published the latest table of contents alert for the Migration Studies journal.  Further details of the articles included in Vol. 3, No. 1
March 2015 are available as follows:


Expatriate voting and migrants’ place of residence: Explaining transnational participation in Colombian elections
Cristina Escobar, Renelinda Arana, and James A. McCann
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 1-31

Migrants’ acquisition of cultural skills and selective immigration policies
Moritz Bonn
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 32-48

Travellers and their journeys: A dynamic conceptualization of transient migrants’ and backpackers’ behaviour and experiences on the road
Joris Schapendonk, Ilse van Liempt, and Bas Spierings
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 49-67

Legal consciousness as a form of social remittance? Studying return migrants’ everyday practices of legality in Ukraine
Agnieszka Kubal
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 68-88

Modeling internal migration flows in sub-Saharan Africa using census microdata
Andres J. Garcia, Deepa K. Pindolia, Kenneth K. Lopiano, and Andrew J. Tatem
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 89-110
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Across a divide: Cosmopolitanism, genre, and crossover among immigrant Moroccan musicians in contemporary Andalusia
Brian Karl
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 111-130
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Research Note

The emerging New Zealand jurisprudence on climate change, disasters and displacement
Jane McAdam
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 131-142

Review Essay

Visualising migration: Online tools for taking us beyond the static map
Adam Dennett
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 143-152
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Table of Contents Alert Special Issue: The Role of International Organizations and Human Rights Monitoring Bodies in Refugee Protection Vol. 34, No. 1 March 2015

Oxford Journals has published a Table of Contents alert for a special edition of the Refugee Survey Quarterly journal.  This special issue is entitled, “The Role of International Organizations and Human Rights Monitoring Bodies in Refugee Protection” and further details can be found as follows:

Table of Contents Alert
Special Issue: The Role of International Organizations and Human Rights Monitoring Bodies in Refugee Protection
Vol. 34, No. 1
March 2015


Introduction: The Role of International Organizations and Human Rights Monitoring Bodies in Refugee Protection
María-Teresa Gil-Bazo
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 1-10


Refugee Protection under International Human Rights Law: From Non-Refoulement to Residence and Citizenship
María-Teresa Gil-Bazo
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 11-42

Time for Reform? Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Protection Under International Human Rights Law
Colin Harvey
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 43-60

Recent Jurisprudence of the United Nations Committee against Torture and the International Protection of Refugees
Fernando M. Mariño Menéndez
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 61-78
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Reframing Relationships: Revisiting the Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination in Light of Recent Human Rights Treaty Body Jurisprudence
David James Cantor
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 79-106

International Protection in Court: The Asylum Jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the EU and UNHCR
Madeline Garlick
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 107-130

Journal of Refugee Studies Table of Contents for March 1, 2015; Vol. 28, No. 1

Oxford Journals have published the latest table of contents alert for the Journal of Refugee Studies.  Further details on the articles available in
Vol. 28, No. 1, March 2015, are detailed as follows:


‘He’s a Cracking Wee Geezer from Pakistan’: Lay Accounts of Refugee Integration Failure and Success in Scotland
Steve Kirkwood, Andy McKinlay, and Chris McVittie
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 1-20

Control and Biopower in Contemporary Humanitarian Aid: The Case of Supplementary Feeding
Tom Scott-Smith
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 21-37

To ‘Promote, Protect and Ensure’: Overcoming Obstacles to Identifying Disability in Forced Migration
Laura Smith-Khan, Mary Crock, Ben Saul, and Ron McCallum
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 38-68

Narrative and Silence: How Former Refugees Talk about Loss and Past Trauma
Teresa Puvimanasinghe, Linley A. Denson, Martha Augoustinos, and Daya Somasundaram
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 69-92

The British–Jewish Roots of Non-Refoulement and its True Meaning for the Drafters of the 1951 Refugee Convention
Gilad Ben-Nun
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 93-117

Review Article

Closing Legal Black Holes: The Role of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Refugee Rights Protection
Tom De Boer
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 118-134
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Book Reviews

The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security. By Anne Hammerstad
Frederick Laker
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 135-136
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Migration, Security and Citizenship in the Middle East. Edited by Peter Seeberg and Zaid Eyadat
Emanuela Paoletti
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 137-138
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Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses. Edited by Susan F. Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor
Jørgen Carling
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 138-140
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The Making of the Modern Refugee. By Peter Gatrell
Gil Loescher
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 140-141
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Ottoman Refugees, 1878–1939: Migration in a Post-Imperial World. By Isa Blumi
Vladimir Troyansky
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 141-142
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Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis. Edited by Jane Garnett and Alana Harris
Jennifer B. Saunders
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 142-144