Tag Archives: Africa

New Regional Publications on Africa; Asia; amd Syrians

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

Atelier de Réflexion – Foncier Rural et Solutions Durables en Côte d’Ivoire: Logement, Terre et Biens en Situation de Déplacement, Abidjan, 2-4 Octobre 2012 (IDMC, June 2013) [text]

Central African Republic: Abandoned to its Fate? (MSF, July 2013) [text]

CORI Country Report: Democratic Republic of Congo; Human Rights Issues (CORI, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Durable Solutions: Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return (DRC & NRC, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

For Malian Refugees, Peace Deal Does Not Guarantee Safe Return (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

Mission Conjointe d’Evaluation de la Sécurité Alimentaire des Réfugiés Centrafricains du Camp de Belom à Maro au Sud du Tchad (WFP & UNHCR, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Protection and Assistance Challenges Demand a Firm Response (Refugees International, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Asia

Gender and Livelihoods among Internally Displaced Persons in Mindanao, Philippines (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Needs Assessment and Engagement Strategy in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (Danish Refugee Council, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life in the Rohingya’s Myanmar: A Q & A with Photojournalist Greg Constantine (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Operational Guidance Note: North Korea (DPRK) (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People: Promoting Capacity and Response for Irregular Migration, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 (RSIS Centre for NTS Studies, 2013) [text]

Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“They Say We Should Be Grateful,” Mass Rehousing and Relocation Programs in Tibetan Areas of China (HRW, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Chief Welcomes Regional Commitments in Central Asia to Protect Migrant and Asylum-seeker Rights (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syrians

Behind the Scenes of the “Most Complex” Refugee Operation in the World (IRIN, July 2013) [text]

Egypt: Do Not Return Asylum Seekers to Syria (HRW, July 2013) [text]

From Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley: Trip Report on Syrian Refugees (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Joint Education Needs Assessment: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan (UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five More Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

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New Regional Publications on Africa and Thematic Publications on Law/Policy Items

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

Update re. cessation for Rwandan refugees:

  • Ending of Refugee Status for Rwandans Approaching (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
  • “UNHCR Africa Bureau Announces Only Three States to Implement Cessation Clause for Rwandan Refugees,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Other publications:

Concern over Planned Relocation of Refugees from Kenya to Somalia (IRIN, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Mali Crisis: A Migration Perspective (IOM, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Operational Guidance Note: Gambia (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text]

“Prevalence of Gender Based Violence among Refugees in Urban Kampala, Uganda,” African Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 3, no. 1 (June 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 2.

“Refugees in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Perpetual State of Exile,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

New Thematic Publications on Law/Policy Items

“The 1956 Hungarian Refugee Emergency, An Early and Instructive Case of Resettlement,” Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 5, no. 2 (2013) [open access text]

Case Watch: Assessing Risk in Non-Refoulement Cases (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]
– Discusses two recent UN Human Rights Committee decisions.

“International Refugee Law,” The Year in Review: An Annual Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law, vol. 47 (2013) [access]
– Scroll to p. 349 in full issue or go to relevant section.

Lessons from Arusha and Cape Town: UNHCR’s Perspective on the Relationship between IHL and International Refugee Law, Presentation at “Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law, Oxford, 11-12 February 2013 [text]

NGO Statement on International Protection, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [access]
– Other NGO Statements are available on ICVA’s web site.

Note on International Protection, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.10, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]
– Other Standing Committee documents are available here.

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Asylum Act and the Aliens Act (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
– Comments shared with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

“What Do We Know So Far about Emotion and Refugee Law?,” Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 1 (2013) [full-text via Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law]

New Regional Publications on the Americas; Europe;

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on the Americas

Central American Migrants Face Perils on Journey North (NACLA, May 2013) [text]

Conferencia de Soluciones Sostenibles para la Población Desplazada: Experiencias internacionales y nacionales, Bogotá, 28 y 29 de mayo 2013 [info]
– Follow link for programme and concept note.

*Despite Peace Talks, Forced Displacement Still Climbing in Colombia (IPS, June 2013) [text]

Dignidad sin excepción: Alternativas a la detención migratoria en México = Dignity without Exception: Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Mexico (International Detention Coalition, May 2013) [text]

Refugee Voices: Gay Peruvian Faces Barrier to Asylum (Human Rights First, June 2013) [access]
– First podcast in a new series.

“Security for the Many at the Expense of the New: The Securitization of Refugees in Canada,” Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, vol. 3 (Fall 2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 88.

New Regional Publications on Europe

Beyond Proof: Credibility Assessment in EU Asylum Systems (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

– See also the executive summary.

Protection Interrupted: The Dublin Regulation’s Impact on Asylum Seekers’ Protection (JRS Europe, June 2013) [access]
– Follow the link for the full report, an executive summary, a briefing paper, and individual country reports.

Shifting Responsibilities for EU Roma Citizens: The 2010 French Affair on Roma Evictions and Expulsions Continued, Liberty and Security in Europe (CEPS, June 2013) [text]

“Spiritual Assistance during Two Refugee Crises in the Republic of Macedonia,” The Anthropology of East Europe Review, vol. 31, no. 1 (2013) [open access text]

Where is my Home? Homelessness and Access to Housing among Asylum-seekers, Refugees and Persons with International Protection in… (UNHCR, May 2013)
– Reports for Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia are available.  See also related press release and photo essay.

New Regional Publications on Africa

The Africa Regional Session at UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOs is currently under way in Geneva.  For more information, read the background paper and follow live tweets from the Fahamu Refugee Programme (particularly with regard to the cessation of Rwandan refugee status).

Publications:

Case Studies in Asocial Reproduction: Refugees and Cross Border Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Horn of Africa (SSRN, April 2013) [text]

Modern Challenges to Traditional Justice: The Struggle to Deliver Remedy and Reparation in War-affected Lango (Feinstein International Center, June 2013) [text]

Repatriation: The Politics of (re)-Constructing and Contesting Rwandan Citizenship, Working Paper, no. 92 (RSC, June 2013) [text]

A Return to the Sahel – The Perpetual Crisis (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Simultaneous yet Contradictory Relationships between the Turkana and Refugees in Kakuma Area, Northwestern Kenya (SSRN, April 2013) [text]

What is Happening to Rwandan Refugees in Uganda? (Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syria; Iraq; and Africa

New Regional Publications on Syria

Childhood Under Fire: the impact of two years of conflict in Syria.
By Save the Children.

From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, children have been its forgotten victims – facing death, trauma and suffering, and deprived of basic humanitarian aid. Save the Children estimates that nearly 2 million children are in need of assistance in Syria…

This report shows how the conflict is affecting all aspects of children’s lives. Families are struggling to find a safe place to stay, as nearly 3 million buildings have been damaged or destroyed. The lines of fighting move almost daily, so families often do not know if the place they’ve settled in today will be safe tomorrow. Most displaced families share overcrowded apartments and houses, but an estimated 80,000 internally displaced people are sleeping out in caves, parks or barns.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Docubase]

New Regional Publications on Iraq

Iraq: A Decade of Abuses
by Amnesty International.

Ten years after the US-led invasion that toppled the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, Iraq remains mired in human rights abuses. Thousands of Iraqis are detained without trial or serving prison sentences imposed after unfair trials, torture remains rife and continues to be committed with impunity, and the new Iraq is one of the world’s leading executioners. The government hanged 129 prisoners in 2012, while hundreds more languished on death row. Yet, when he launched the campaign of “shock and awe” in March 2003, that swept away Saddam Hussein’s regime within just four weeks, then US President George W Bush justified the military intervention partly on human rights grounds, pointing to the many grave crimes committed under the Iraqi leader. The decade since, however, as this report shows, has brought only limited change although tens of thousands of Iraqis’ lives have been lost, mostly during the political and sectarian violence that succeeded the armed conflict and continues to this day. As the record shows, in the years when they held sway, the US-dominated coalition of occupying forces created their own legacies of human rights abuse, for which there is yet to be full accountability, and failed to implement new standards that fundamentally challenged the mould of repression set under Saddam Hussein. Today, assuredly, many Iraqis enjoy greater rights and freedom than existed under the ousted dictator but the margin of improvement is far less than it should be, and the country remains wracked by political, religious and other divisions and serious abuses of human rights.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Docubase)

 

New Regional Publications on Africa

“I can’t be a citizen if I am still a refugee.”: Former Burundian Refugees Struggle to Assert their newTanzanian Citizenship
By the International Refugee Rights Initiative.
[Download Full Report]

Architects of Atrocity: The Sudanese Government’s War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, and Torture in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
By the Enough Project.
[Download Full Report]

 

 

New Regional Publications on Africa; Europe; and Palestinians

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

Municipal Authorities and IDPs Outside of Camps: The Case of Kenya’s ‘Integrated Displaced Persons’ (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [text]

Nutrition Survey Final Report: Unity State Refugee Camps, South Sudan (UNHCR et al., Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Africa: Police Repeatedly Turn on Asylum-seekers Amid Xenophobia Spike (Amnesty International, May 2013) [text]

Tuareg Migration: A Critical Component of Crisis in the Sahel (Migration Information Source, May 2013) [text]

‘You are All Terrorists:’ Kenyan Police Abuse of Refugees in Nairobi (Human Rights Watch, May 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Europe

Assisted Return of Rejected Asylum Seekers – How Can We Create Sustainability?, Policy Brief (DIIS, May 2013) [text]

“Asylum Seekers from Serbia and the Problems of Returnees: Why Serbia is among the World’s Leading Countries in Number of Asylum Seekers,” Two Homelands, no. 37 (2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 53.

The Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System: A Brave New World – or Lipstick on a Pig? (European Area of Freedom Security & Justice Blog, April 2013) [text]

UNHCR’s Contribution to the European Commission’s Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation in the EU (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Palestinians

Al Jabal: A Study on the Transfer of Bedouin Palestine Refugees (BIMKOM & UNRWA, May 2013) [text]
– See also related UNRWA press release; a relatedlecture takes place today in Jerusalem entitled “Bedouin Palestine Refugees in the West Bank: An Anthropological Perspective.”

Forgotten in the Diaspora: The Palestinian Refugees in Egypt, 1948-2011, Thesis (American University in Cairo, Spring 2013) [text]

Note on UNHCR’s Interpretation of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Article 12(1)(a) of the EU Qualification Directive in the Context of Palestinian Refugees Seeking International Protection (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

An Ongoing Displacement: The Forced Exile of the Palestinians (Jadaliyya, May 2013) [access]
– Infographic.

Reconciling Return and Rights: Palestinian Refugees and the Emergence of a “Political Society” (Jadaliyya, March 2013) [text]

 

New Regional Publications on Africa

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

Destination Unknown: Eritrean Refugee Torture and Trafficking (NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Kampala Convention: Entry into Force (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [access]

Libyans in North Africa Scared to Return Home (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Life in Transition: Ongoing Social and Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement on Young People in Liberia,” Georgetown Public Policy Review, vol. 18, no. 2 (Spring 2013) [full-text]

Returns to South and Central Somalia: A Violation of International Law (Amnesty International, May 2013) [text via Refworld]

Tales of the Unexpected (Inside Story, May 2013) [text]

Voices from Exile: Daily Realities and Future Prospects of Congolese and Burundian Refugees in the Great Lakes Region (Danish Refugee Council, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Disappearance of Sudan? Life in Khartoum for Citizens without Rights, Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes Region, Working Paper, no. 9 (International Refugee Rights Initiative, May 2013) [textvia ReliefWeb]

Humanitarianism and the “National Order of Things”: Examining the Routinized Refugee Response in Eastern Cameroon, Honors Projects Paper, no. 17 (Macalester College, 2013) [text]

Maban Refugee Camps, South Sudan: Nutrition Survey Final Report (UNHCR et al., 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

République du Tchad: Mission conjointe d’évaluation de la situation des réfugiés soudanais, retournés tchadiens et la population locale dans la zone de Tissi au Sud-est du Tchad (WFP & FAO, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rejected from Refuge: Displaced Malians Face Eviction from Apartments They can no Longer Afford (IDMC Blog, May 2013) [text]

 

New Regional Publications on Africa

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

“The First Country of Asylum Principle in Tanzania: A National and East African Perspective,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 37 (May 2013) [full-text]

Kenya’s Forgotten IDPs (Institute for War & Peace Reporting, April 2013) [text]

Letters from Eritrea: Refugee Women Tell Their Stories (Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, April 2013) [text]

Livelihoods, Gender and Displacement in Côte d’Ivoire (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, April 2013) [text]
– Note: French text, English overview.

Non-military Strategies for Civilian Protection in the DRC (Norwegian Refugee Council, April 2013) [text]

Policy Shifts in the South African Asylum System: Evidence and Implications (Lawyers for Human Rights, 2013) [text]
– See also related IRIN news story.

Would the Last Eritrean to Flee the Country Please Turn Out the Lights (The Asylumist, May 2013) [text]
– Note: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea is visiting Ethiopia and Djibouti from 30 April to 9 May 2013 to “collect information directly from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in their country.”

Emergency Response to the Mali Situation: Special Appeal (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

*Joint Assessment Mission Report: Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi (WFP et al., Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Opportunities and Risk: Enacting Socio-cultural Transformation in Refugee Camps in Uganda, Oxford, 24 April 2013 [access]
– Podcast of seminar.

“Organization of African Unity and African Union Engagement with Refugee Protection: 1963–2011,” African Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (Feb. 2013) [full-text via Trudeau Foundation]

“Refugee Rights in Kenya: Between Theory and Practice,” Stichproben: Vienna Journal of African Studies, no. 23 (2012) [open access text]

UNHCR Position on Returns to the Central African Republic (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]
– See also related news story.