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New Regional Publications on MENA; Europe; and the Americas

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 MENA

“Discrimination Awaits Palestinians Fleeing the Syrian Conflict,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 39 (July 2013) [full-text]

Israel: New Pressure on Asylum Seekers to Leave (HRW, July 2013) [text]

Libya Country Report (Asylum Research Consultancy, July 2013) [text via Refworld]

Libya: Displaced People from Tawergha Barred from Return (HRW, June 2013) [text]

“Syrian Refugees: Living in Limbo,” The Economist, 15 July 2013 [text]

Under Pressure: The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Host Communities in Lebanon (World Vision, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Regional Publications on Europe

Regional Focus: Europe

“ECtHR Blocks Pushback of Somali Migrants from Malta to Libya Following Outcry from Civil Society,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 12 July 2013 [text]
– See also joint NGO press release.

“Ensuring Protection in Europe”: UNHCR’s Recommendations to Lithuania for the EU Presidency, July-December 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

“The EU Asylum, Immigration and Border Control Regimes: Including and Excluding the ‘Deserving Migrant’,” European Journal of Social Security, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Some 8,400 Migrants, Asylum-seekers Reach Italy and Malta by Sea in First Half of 2013 (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Srebrenica’s Legacy: How the Lessons of the Balkans Animate Humanitarianism Today (U.S. Dept. of State, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on The Americas

Caribbean Regional Conference on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Mixed Migration Flows: Promoting Cooperation and Identification of Good Practices,  Nassau, The Bahamas, 22-23 May 2013 [summary report]
– See also a summary of the conference conclusions.

Internal Displacement, Place Attachment and Post-conflict Trauma in Sucre, Colombia, Bachelor Thesis (Lund University, 2013) [text]

Refugee Status Determination in Canada and the Path to Radical Reform (SSRN, June 2013) [text]

Revisiting Haiti’s Gangs and Organized Violence (HASOW, June 2013) [text]

 

 

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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 Asia; the Americas; and

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 Asia

Afghan Refugee Household Assessment in the Republic of Tajikistan (Danish Refugee Council, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Barely Surviving: Detention, Abuse, Neglect of Migrant Children in Indonesia (Human Rights Watch, June 2013) [text]

A Bend in the Road is not the End of the Road: Philippines President Vetoes IDP Act (IDMC Blog, June 2013) [text]

Cash Programme Review for IDPs in the Kabul Informal Settlements (Danish Refugee Council, May 2013) [text]

*A Commentary on the June 2013 Afghanistan Operational Guidance Note (Still Human Still Here, June 2013) [text]

“Escape from North Korea,” New York Times, 5 June 2013 [access]
– An “Op-Doc” video.

“Guerre et Terre en Afghanistan,” Theme issue of REMMM: Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, no. 133 (2013) [full-text]
– See esp. “Would-be places for displaced Afghans: The UNHCR, landless returnees and the enforcement of the national order” and “Home sweet home! Repatriation, reintegration and land allocation in Afghanistan.”

Pakistan: COI Compilation (ACCORD, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

New Regional Publications on The Americas

Asylum Victories: Stories of Protection Mark World Refugee Day (Center for Gender & Refugees Studies, June 2013) [text]

The Cartagena Declaration on Refugees and the Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence in Latin America, Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. 32 (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

How the U.S. Asylum Deadline Hurts Women (Daily Beast, June 2013) [text]

A Liberal Tide: Towards A Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Policy-Making?, London, 18 March 2013 [text]
– Conference report.

UNHCR Drawn into the Edward Snowden Fray, if Only by Speculation (RSDWatch, June 2013) [text]

When Clients Lie (The Asylumist, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on MENA

Bases for the Palestinian Refugees’ Right of Return under International Law: Beyond General Assembly Resolution 194 (CJICL Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

“Displacement in a Fragile Iraq,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

Displacement, Trauma in Northern Yemen (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Flight, Fragility and Furthering Stability in Yemen,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

A Global History of Modern Humanitarian Action: Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference, Amman, 15-16 April 2013 [info]
– Follow link for conference report.

New Texts Out Now: Louise Cainkar, Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas (Jadaliyya, May 2013) [text]
– Interview with author of “Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas,” Arab Studies Journal, vol. XXI, no. 1 (Spring 2013).

Regional Responses to Forced Migration: The Case of Libya, MPC Analytical and Synthetic Note 2013/03 (Migration Policy Centre, 2013) [text]

“Report on the Rejected Asylum Seekers of Choucha Refugee Camp,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Violence in Yemen: Thinking About Violence in Fragile States Beyond the Confines of Conflict and Terrorism,” Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, vol. 2, no. 1:13 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Was Establishing New Institutions in Iraq to Deal with Displacement a Good Idea?,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

New Regional Publications on Europe; The Americas; and 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 Europe

“African Irregular Migrants in Malta: Exploring Perceptions and Renegotiating the Socio-Cultural Siege of Malta,” Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee, vol. 4, no. 1 (Dec. 2012) [full-text]
Asylum: Fixing a Broken System (Euronews, May 2013) [access]
– Follow link above for news report and this link for related debate on asylum.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees were Already Marginalised in Cyprus; Now, with the Crisis, their Situation is Deteriorating (ECRE, May 2013) [text]

Evaluation of the Early Legal Advice Project (UK Home Office, May 2013) [text]

Papers presented at 13th European Union Studies Association Biennial Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 9-11 May 2013 [info]
– Here are two titles of interest; check paper archive for more: “Normative Regimes in the Regulation of Asylum and Immigration: International Conventions – Attitudes – EU Integration” and “Linking Berlin and Brussels: Nongovernmental Organizations Engage the European Union on Asylum.”

Regional Study: Management of the External Borders of the EU and its Impact on the Human Rights of Migrants, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/23/46 (UN General Assembly, April 2013) [access]
– Report is available in .DOC format; background info. on the study is available here.

The Statistical and Econometric Analysis of Asylum Application Trends and Their Relationship to GDP in the EEA (arXiv.org, May 2013) [text]

Study on the Situation of Third-country Nationals Pending Return/Removal in the EU Member States and the Schengen Associated Countries (European Commission, March 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on The Americas

2012 Refugee Claim Data and IRB Member Recognition Rates (Canadian Council for Refugees, May 2013) [text]

Colombia: Between the Humanitarian Crisis and Hope of Peace (Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Lessons from the Earthquake in Haiti: A Survey on the IDPs and on the Resettled Households (Migration Policy Centre, May 2013) [text]
– English summary of a French-language research report by the ACP Observatory on Migration.

The Price of Fear (IRIN, May 2013) [text]
– Discusses fear of crime and gang violence.

Refugiados en México: Perfiles Sociodemográficos e Integración Social (UNHCR, 2012; launched May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Regional Publications on Syrians

“Forced Displacements from Syria or How to Institutionalize Regimes of Suffering,” ESIL Reflections, vol. 2, no. 6 (May 2013) [text]

The Past, Present and Future of Transnational Conflict in Jordan: A Study of Syrian Refugees in the Hashemite Kingdom, Masters Capstone Paper Project (Illinois State University, May 2013) [text]

Mission Report: An NGO Perspective on the Response to the Syria Crisis (ICVA & InterAction, May 2013) [text]

Multimedia Memo: Syria (UNHCR) [access]

People on the Move: ‘For many displaced Syrians, going back home is out of the question’ (Amnesty International, May 2013) [text]

Syria Refugees: Your Stories (Guardian Witness) [access]

 

 

Regional Publications on the Americas: Colombia; and the Middle East

View As Web Page 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 Publications on the Americas

Empowering Students, Empowering Communities, through Community-Based Learning and Civic Engagement: The Case Study of Refugee Resettlement in Lancaster, PA, Paper presented at American Political Science Association Conference on Teaching & Learning, Long Beach, CA, 8-10 Feb. 2013 [text via SSRN]

‘Nowhere to go’: Forced Evictions in Haiti’s Displacement Camps (Amnesty International, April 2013) [access]

“Organized Crime and Refugee Policy in Honduras,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 37 (May 2013) [full-text]

Refugees and Asylees: 2012 (DHS Office of Immigration Statistics, April 2013) [text]

“Stateless in the United States: Current Reality and a Future Prediction,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 46, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]
– Includes a survey of statelessness in the Americas generally.

UN and Ministry of Justice Data Shows 175% Increase in Asylum Requests in Brazil between 2011 and 2012 (Portal Brasil, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Colombia

IDMC’s Global Overview 2012 reports that “Colombia is the country with the largest population of IDPs, with estimates from the government and civil society ranging from 4.9-5.5 million.”  For more, read the individual country profile.

Colombia: Protection of Land and Patrimony of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Project (World Bank) [access]
– Project is now in its third phase; see recent financing report.

Colombia: Resources for Humanitarian Response and Poverty Reduction (Development Initiatives, April 2013) [text]

Desplazamiento forzado intraurbano y soluciones duraderas: Una aproximación desde los casos de Buenaventura, Tumaco y Soacha (Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Expectativas de futuro de la población colombiana refugiada en las ciudades de Ibarra, Lago Agrio y Esmeraldas (UNHCR & FLACSO Ecuador, Feb. 2013) [text]

Fortalecimiento de la Registraduría Nacional en la atención a población en riesgo o situación de desplazamiento (Govt. of Colombia & UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Rights, Forced Displacement, and Economic Development in Colombia: Consideration of the Impact of International Law on Domestic Policy, Paper prepared for Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política, 6-9 June 2013 [text]

The Impact of Conflict on Education Attainment and Enrollment in Colombia: Lessons from Recent IDPs, HiCN Working Paper, no. 41 (Households in Conflict Network, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on the Middle East

Alarming Abuse of Migrants in Yemen (RMMS, April 2013) [text]

Iraq 10 Years On: The Humanitarian Impact (IRIN, April 2013) [access]
– Special report.

More than 30,000 Refugees and Migrants Make Risky Sea Crossing to Yemen This Year (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

A Multitude of Meanings in a Mutual Past (ODI, April 2013) [text]
– Comment on event held in Amman that explored concepts of humanitarian action.

Reflections on a Humanitarian Policy Simulation (PAXsims, April 2013) [text]
– Overview of a simulation undertaken to assess UNRWA policy options.

“Struggle of the Middle East Refugees,” Cairo Review of Global Affairs, no. 9 (Spring 2013) [full-text]

 

 

New Thematic Publications on Detetention and Regional Publications on the Americas

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 Publications on Detention

Assessing the U.S. Government’s Detention of Asylum Seekers: Further Action Needed to Fully Implement Reforms (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, April 2013) [text]

Fractured Childhoods: The Separation of Families by Immigration Detention (Bail for Immigration Detainees, April 2013) [text via Migrants’ Rights Network]

“Over-detention: Asylum-seekers, International Law, and Path Dependency,” Brooklyn Journal of International Law, vol. 38, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 451.

UK’s Scale of Immigration Detention 2010-2012 (Detention Forum, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on the Americas

The Case for Mexican Asylum Seekers Fleeing Cartel Violence (ExpressO, 2013) [text]

Ecuador’s Frontiers: Recommendations for Border Management within a Human Rights Framework (Duke University, April 2013) [text]

Key Measures in Immigration Bill that Would Advance U.S. Values (Human Rights First, April 2013) [text]

Refugee Status Determination in Latin America: Regional Challenges and Opportunities – The National Systems in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico (Asylum Access Ecuador & USCRI, Jan. 2013) [text] [exec. summ.]

Researching Rural Refugees (IowaNow, April 2013) [text]

“Somali Bantus in a State of Refuge,” Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, vol. 12 (2012) [full-text]

New Regional Publications on Asia/Oceania; North Africa; and the Americas

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 Publications on Asia/Oceania

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and People Smuggling—Links to the Key Parliamentary Library Papers (FlagPost, March 2013) [text]

Australian Complementary Protection: A Step-by-Step Approach, Sydney Law Review, vol. 33, no. 4 (Dec. 2011) [full-text]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 19 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech.

“Persecuted Protected by Customary International Law, UNHCR Says,” South China Morning Post, 7 March 2013 [text]

Refugee Resettlement from Pakistan: Findings from Afghan Refugee Camps in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), KNOW RESET Research Report 2013/01 (European University Institute, 2013) [text]

“The Third Country Resettlement Programme in Japan: Myanmar Refugees from Thailand who have Resettled in Japan,” Presentation at 3rd JSA-ASEAN International Conference,  Kuala Lumpur, 22-23 February 2012 [text]
– Scroll to p. 127.

New Publications on North Africa

The Arab Spring and Migration in Egypt, One Year on: Impacts, Perceptions and Attitudes, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 5 (Center for Refugee and Migration Studies & Migration Policy Centre, Oct. 2012) [text]

Chadian Migrants Rue Libyan Detention, Ill-treatment, Deportation (IRIN, March 2013) [text]

Libya and International Refugee and Asylum Law: Addressing the Protection of Refugees and Migrants Displaced by the 2011 Conflict (Global Movements Blog, March 2013) [text]

Two Years after the Crisis: Returnees from Libya Revisited, Policy Brief (IOM, March 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“L’Union européenne: entre soutien aux révolutions arabes et peur d’une invasion par les réfugiés,” Vivre Ensemble, vol. 20, no. 68 (Hiver 2013) [full-text]

Violence, Vulnerability and Migration: Trapped at the Gates of Europe (MSF, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on The Americas

CCR Decries Dramatic Drop in Refugees Resettled to Canada (Canadian Council for Refugees, March 2013) [text]

“For Conflict Zones, Sequestration is even more Devastating,” The Atlantic, 5 March 2013 [text]

“Les migrants en provenance d’Haïti sont-ils des réfugiés ‘environnementaux’?,” Vivre Ensemble, vol. 19, no. 66 (Été, 2012) [full-text]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in the Americas, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 21 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech.

A problemática contemporânea dos refugiados: instrumentos normativos internacionais e regionais de proteção (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2012) [text]

Where Legal Mobilization is Lethal: Displaced Women’s Organizing in Colombia (IntLawGrrls, March 2013) [text]