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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]

 

 

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]

 

 

New Regional Publications on MENA; the Americas; and 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 Publications on MENA

“Droits précaires, déchirures émotionnelles et résilience des migrantes subsahariennes en transit,” Chapter in Droits et cultures en mouvement (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Egypt/Sudan: Refugees, Asylum Seekers Face Brutal Treatment, Kidnapping for Ransom, and Human Trafficking (Amnesty International, April 2013) [text]
– See also related AI press release.

“Implications of the Geopolitical and Economic Constraints for Providing Legal Aid to Refugees in Jordan,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 36 (April 2013) [full-text]

*”Migration and Displacement in Yemen,” ITPCM International Commentary, vol. IX no. 32 (April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
– Theme is “Yemen: On the Verge of Change”; scroll to p. 41.

Palestinian Refugees: A Comparative Approach (Birzeit University, Feb. 2013) [text]
– “This book presents a collection of articles which deal with the issue of Palestinian refugees from different aspects, including the social, demographic, political and legal status of Palestinians… .”

Syria: Breaking the De Facto Humanitarian Embargo against Rebel-held Areas (Sur le Vif Blog, April 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugees and Food Insecurity in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey: Secondary Literature and Data Desk Review (World Food Programme, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Zaatari Refugee Camp (The Arabist, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on The Americas

Bench-Pressed: A Judge Recounts the Many Blessings and Heavy Lessons of Hearing Immigration Asylum Cases (iUniverse, March 2013) [info]
– Self-published memoir of a former U.S. Immigration Judge that focuses on the stories of five asylum applicants and how they changed her as both a judge and a person.

Canada/USA Bi-National Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Persons, Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, 24-26 September 2012 [summary conclusions]

“Drug Cartels in Mexico,” Forced Migration Review, no. 37 (March 2011) [open access text]

Guatemalan Migration in Times of Civil War and Post-War Challenges (Migration Information Source, March 2013) [text]

Key Refugee and Immigration Issues for Women and Girls (Canadian Council for Refugees, March 2013) [text]

Leahy Bill Would Restore America’s Commitment to Refugee Protection (Human Rights First, March 2013) [text]

“Refugee Law Initiative Hosts International Conference on Latin American Asylum Policy,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 36 (April 2013) [text]

Situation of the Rights of Children in the Context of Migration in the Americas, 147th Session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Washington, DC, 7-22 March 2013 [access]
– See also related CGRS news story.

New Publications on Europe

Asylum in the EU27: The Number of Asylum Applicants Registered in the EU27 Rose to More than 330,000 in 2012 (Eurostat, March 2013) [text]

Campaign Brings Refugees into Focus (Estonian Human Rights Centre, March 2013) [text]

Fundamental Rights at Europe’s Southern Sea Borders (EU Agency for Fundamental Human Rights, March 2013) [text]

Oral Statement by the Home Secretary to the House of Commons on the Future of UK Border Agency (UK Home Office, March 2013) [text]
– See also response from UK Refugee Council.

Irish Presidency Advances towards Common European Asylum System (Irish EU Presidency, March 2013) [text]
– See also related European Voice news story.

 

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

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

Desplazamiento Forzado y Necesidades de Protección, Generados por Nuevas Formas de Violencia y Criminalidad en Centroamérica (CIDEHUM & ACNUR, May 2012) [text]

Evaluating the Implementation of the Persecutor Bar to Asylum: The Case for a Defense of Duress in U.S. Asylum Exclusions (ExpressO, 2013) [text]

Haiti Three Years On: Overpromised and Underdelivered (UpFront Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]
– References new book entitled The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013).

“How the Charter Has Failed Non-Citizens in Canada – Reviewing Thirty Years of Supreme Court of Canada Jurisprudence,” McGill Law Journal (Forthcoming, 2013) [preprint via SSRN]

“The Mexican Drug War and the Consequent Population Exodus: Transnational Movement at the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Societies, vol. 3, no. 1 (2013) [open access text]

Seeing Migrants, Selecting Refugees: A Historical Study of Chinese Settlement in Canada and New Zealand, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 252 (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

A Shared State: Iraqi Refugees and American Veterans in the Aftermath of War, Honors Thesis (University of California at Berkeley, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Africa

Analysis: Refugees Aim for Self-reliance, Not Hand-outs (IRIN, Feb. 2013) [text]

Crossing African Borders: Migration and Mobility (Center of African Studies, 2012) [text]
– Conference report for the 5th African Borderlands Research Network Conference, Lisbon, 21-25 September 2011; see also programme and CFP.  Report includes “Identity Strategies, Cultural Practices and Citizenship Recovery: Mauritanian Refugees in the Senegal Valley,” ” Forced Migration of Chadians in the Faro Division in Northern Cameroon (1980-2010),” “Beyond the ‘Genius Of Suffering’: The Paradox of an Alienated Border Regime – Refugee Integration in Cross-Border Dagana (Senegal-Mauritania),” and “Territory and Border Crossing for Livelihoods among (Voluntary and Forced) Migrants from DRC to Swaziland: The Re-Imagining of a Borderless Spatial System.”

*Hear My Voice: Somalis on Living in a Humanitarian Crisis (MSF, Feb. 2013) [textvia ReliefWeb]

An Indictment of the New Somali Government: Displaced Woman and Journalist Jailed for Raising Rape Charges (UpFront Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Return Intention Survey on Displaced Population – Mali (IOM, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Publications on Asia/Oceania

“Burma in Diaspora: A Preliminary Research Note on the Politics of Burmese Diasporic Communities in Asia,”Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, vol. 31, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Destination Anywhere? Factors Affecting Asylum Seekers’ Choice of Destination Country, Research Paper, no. 1 (Australian Parliamentary Library, Feb. 2013) [text]

Philippines Passes Historic Bill to Protect Internally Displaced  (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

The Rohingya: A Population Facing Violence, Displacement, Segregation, and Statelessness, RSC Public Seminar Series, 6 Feb. 2013 [access]
– Podcast of the seminar.

Sri Lanka: Transitioning from a Humanitarian Crisis to a Human Rights Crisis (InterAction, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
– Case study for InterAction’s “Transition from Relief to Development” project.

UNHCR Mission to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, 15-17 January 2013 (UNHCR Australia, Feb. 2013) [text]

 

New Publications on Europe; Children; 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/

Publications on Europe

Access to Family Reunification for Beneficiaries of International Protection in Central Europe (UNHCR Central Europe, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Detained at the Eastern Border – Part 2,” IPS, 18 Dec. 2012 [text]

Greece: The End of the Road for Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants (Amnesty International, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See also related news release.

Migration and Asylum in Malta and the European Union (Malta University Press, 2012) [info]

Note on Dublin Transfers to Hungary of People Who Have Transited through Serbia (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]
– An update of the Oct. 2012 version.

Restrictions on Defenders of Migrants’ Rights Should Stop (Human Rights Comment, Dec. 2012) [text]

EU’s Asylum Policy: A Liberal Intergovernmental Analysis of the Common European Asylum System (Roskilde University, Dec. 2012) [text]

EU Immigration and Asylum Law in 2012: The Year of Living Ineffectually (Statewatch, Dec. 2012) [text]

“In Italy, Shantytowns of Refugees Reflect Paradox on Asylum,” New York Times, 27 Dec. 2012 [text]

“An Introduction to Frontex: Human Rights,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [text]

‘“Moving Forward on Asylum in the EU”: UNHCR’s Recommendations to Ireland for its EU Presidency, January-June 2013 (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]
– Note: See also the Irish EU Presidency web site.

Note du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés relative à l’évaluation des demandes d’asile introduites par des femmes (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Regarding Asylum Policy, Norway is Far from Being the First Class in Europe,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [text]

“‘Vile Liars and Truth Distorters’: Truth, Trust and the Asylum System,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [text]

Publications on Children

Blog Carnival to Mark the Irish Refugee Council’s 6 Month Review of the Independent Advocacy Pilot (Irish Refugee Council & Human Rights Ireland, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Compilation of blog posts on issues relating to separated children seeking asylum.

Evaluation of the Independent Advocacy Pilot: The First 6 Months (Irish Refugee Council, Dec. 2012) [text]
– The IAP aims to support separated children and “promote the young person’s integration into Irish society and his/her understanding of the asylum process.”

Children First: The Child Protection System in England (UK House of Commons, Education Committee, Oct. 2012) [text]

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 4: Ensuring Every Child’s Right to Acquire a Nationality through Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

Jordan: Syrian Child Refugees Who Work – Culture or Coping Mechanism? (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

A Milestone in Child Protection: Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action (U.S. Dept. of State, Nov. 2012) [text]

Publications on the Americas

Canadian Compassion Towards Refugees: A Case for Open Borders (Students for Liberty, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Gang and Cartel Violence: A Reason to Grant Political Asylum from Mexico and Central America,” Yale Journal of International Law Online, vol. 38 (Fall 2012) [full-text]

Haiti: A Humanitarian Crisis in Need of a Development Solution (IDMC, Dec. 2012) [text]

IDP Registration in Haiti: Update and Analysis of the Population Remaining in IDP Sites (IOM & Govt. of Haiti, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Event after the fact:

Lessons from Haiti: Innovations in Tracking and Housing Internally Displaced Persons, Washington, DC, 13 Dec. 2012 [access]
– Audio for this event is available along with handouts and presentations.

 

New Publications on Europe; Asia, esp. Afghanistan; 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/

Publications on Europe

“The Externalization of the EU’s Southern Border in Light of the EU/Libya Framework Agreement: A Lawful Alternative or a Neo-Refoulement Strategy?,” Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, vol. 6, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

“The Influence of Intercultural Factors on Asylum Decision Making in the Republic of Macedonia,” Security Dialogues, vol. 3, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

The Organisation of Asylum and Migration Policies 2012 (European Migration Network, Nov. 2012) [Belgium] [Ireland]

Refugee Protection or Irregular Migration Management? Examining the International Legal Principle of Non-refoulement in FRONTEX Operations in the Mediterranean (University of Twente, 2012) [text]

“The Shortcomings of Dublin II: Strasbourg’s M.S.S. Judgment and its Implications for the European Union’s Legal Order,” European Yearbook on Human Rights 2012 (July 2012; posted Dec. 2012) [eprint via SSRN]

UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Concludes the Fourth and Last Country Visit in His Regional Study on the Human Rights of Migrants at the Borders of the European Union: Greece (OHCHR, Dec. 2012) [text]

Publications on Asia, esp. Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Humanitarianism in Uncertain Times (Feinstein International Center, Dec. 2012) [text]

Afghanistan – Insurgent Strategies: Intimidation and Targeted Violence against Afghans (EASO, Dec. 2012) [text]
– Second country of origin information report from EASO; see also related press release.

Disasters: Asia’s 2012 Figures and Trends (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

Migration, Refugees, and Borders in Hong Kong, Toronto, 30 Nov. 2012 [info]
– Only the programme for this event is available, but abstracts for the three presentations are included.

The State of Human Rights 2012 (Asian Human Rights Commission, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Reports available for Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Talking to the Other Side: Humanitarian Engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan (ODI, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Publications on the Americas

UNHCR and Open Society’s Justice Initative released a report today entitled “Citizens of Nowhere: Solutions for the Stateless in the U.S.”  The report makes “recommendations to aid policy makers and legislators in implementing administrative and legislative changes to improve the lives of stateless individuals who already reside in this country…so that they are able to participate as full members of society.”

Other publications focusing on this region:

Gangs in Central America (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Nov. 2012) [text]

Haiti: Human Security in Danger (FIDH, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“‘I am an American’: Communicating Refugee Identity and Citizenship,” Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, vol. 11, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

“Migración y Refugio en la Argentina: Un Análisis desde la Legislación Actual = Migration and Refugees in Argentina: An Analysis of Current Legislation,” Passagens, vol. 4, no. 3 (2012) [full-text]

“Mujeres, Conflicto y Desplazamiento Forzoso: Acción, Resistencia y Lucha por el Reconocimiento y la Inclusión = Women, Conflict and Forced Migration: Action, Resistance and Struggle for Recognition and Inclusion,” Dilemata, no. 10 (2012) [full-text]

“A Proteção Internacional dos Refugiados no Ordenamento Jurídico Brasileiro = International Protection of Refugees in Brazilian Law,” Revista Eletrônica do Ministério Público do Estado de Goiás, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]

Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2012) [text]

 

New Publications on Colombia; Seeds of Hope; Sri Lanka; Minorities; Europe; and The Americas

Rights Out of Reach

Rights Out of Reach

Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia.
A new report by Human Rights Watch.
[Download the full report (PDF, 595.16 KB)]
(Source: Human Rights Watch Press Release – Colombia: Obstacles to Care for Abused, Displaced Women).

The Report of the Secretary-General’s Internal Review Panel on United Nations Action in Sri Lanka.
Commissioned by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and published on November 14, 2012.
[Downlaod Full Report]
(Source: Human Rights Watch – UN: Act on Failings in Sri Lanka).

Seeds of Hope Exhibition.
Published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: UNHCR).

Corporate responsibility to respect the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples.
Minority Rights Group Briefing Paper.
By Corinne Lewis.
[Download Briefing Paper]
(Source: Minority Rights Group).

Publications on 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/

Publications on Europe

Common European Asylum System: An Answer to Asylum Burdens in the EU? (International Studies Society – Belgrade, Oct. 2012) [text]

Judicial Implementation of Article 3 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Europe: The Case of Migrant Children Including Unaccompanied Children (Unicef & OHCHR, June 2012) [text]

The Key Tenets and Implications of the Proposed Amendments to the Dublin Regulation and the Reception Conditions Directive, Interview with Cecilia Wikström, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on the Recast of the Dublin Regulation (Eurasylum, Nov. 2012) [text]

“The Limits of EU Hospitality,” The Refuge, vol. 10, no. 3 (Oct. 2012) [text]

“From Urban to Rural: Livelihoods and Adaptation of Armenian Refugees,” Chapter in Observing Transformation: Adaptation Strategies in the South Caucasus (Henrich Boell Foundation, 2011) [text]
– Scroll to p. 14.

Publications on The Americas.

“Canada, EU Working on New Agreement on Asylum Seekers,” Embassy, 7 Nov. 2012 [text]

Forced Displacement and Labor Market Access for Women in Colombia, 2001-2011 (Lund University, June 2012) [text]

“Refugee Women as Cultural Others: Constructing Social Group and Nexus for FGM, Sex Trafficking, and Domestic Violence Asylum Claims in the United States,” Seattle Journal for Social Justice, vol. 10, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Ecuador (Human Rights Brief Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Special coverage of testimony heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights during its 146th Session.

Situation of Victims of Forced Displacement in Colombia (Human Rights Brief Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Special coverage of testimony heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights during its 146th Session.

 

New Publications on the Americas; Legal Issues; and Oceania

Details of these new resources were originally found on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog produced by Elisa Mason.

Publications on The Americas:

2011 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Sept. 2012) [text]

The American Dream’s Sojourn in Latin America: The Dynamics of Irregular Migration Flows Through Colombia and Ecuador, Dissertation submitted to the Refugee Studies Centre (Univ. of Oxford, 2011?) [text]

Guatemalan Massacre Survivor Granted Asylum (ImmigrationProf Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]

Refugees and Asylees in the United States (Migration Information Source, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Note: Summarizes data from the 2011 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics referenced above.

Remarks at the Office of Refugee Resettlement, National Consultation 2012 (U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Sept. 2012) [text]

Stateless in the United States: Current Reality and a Future Prediction (SSRN, Sept. 2012) [text]

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haitians (USCIS, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Violence Against Women and Asylum Seeking: Global Problems and Local Practices Applied to Guatemalan Women Immigrating for Safety,” Advances in Social Work, vol. 13, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Publications on Legal Issues:

“Closing the Gap: Towards a Rights-based Approach to Refugee Law,” Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review, vol. 4, no. 1 (2011) [full-text]

“Discretionary (In)Justice: The Exercise of Discretion in Claims for Asylum,” Michigan Journal of Law Reform, vol. 45, no. 3 (Spring 2012) [full-text]

Doing Justice for Refugees and IDPs? Confronting Displacement Through Transitional Justice (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Sept. 2012) [text]

Religious Persecution (Free Movement, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Reports on a recent European Court of Justice judgment.

“The Renaissance of Non-refoulement? The Othman (Abu Qatada) Decision of the European Court of Human Rights’,” International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 3 (July 2012) [free full-text]

“Watered-down Rights on the High Seas: Hirsi Jamaa and Others v Italy (2012),” International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 3 (July 2012) [free full-text]

Publications on Oceania:

Adult Refugee Learners with Limited Literacy: Needs and Effective Responses (Ako Aotearoa, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Follow link for information about the now complete project and access to the final report.

Cultural and National Identity in the Face of Climate Change: A Case Study of I-Kiribati Migrants in New Zealand, Thesis submitted to the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Otago, Feb. 2012) [text]

Do Refugees Really Receive Higher Welfare Benefits than Pensioners? (FlagPost, Oct. 2012) [text]

“The Utilisation of Mental Health Services by Children and Young People from a Refugee Background: A Systematic Literature Review,” International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, iFirst Article, 30 Aug. 2012 [full-text via Foundation House]
– Click on second link in the listing; note also the first link in the list, “Barriers to and facilitators of utilisation of mental health services by young people of refugee background,” which goes to a related paper.

 

New Publications on Europe; the UK; and the Americas

Details of these new resources were originally found on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog produced by Elisa Mason.

Publications on Europe:

Challenges of Forced Migration in Serbia: The State of Human Rights of Asylum Seekers and Returnees based on the Readmission Agreement (Grupa 484, July 2012) [text]

Enhanced Competences for the European Court of Justice: “Re-shuffling” the Dynamics of EU Migration Policy-making?, Migration Studies Unit Working Paper, no. 2012/1 (LSE, 2012) [text]

The Impact of Welfare Systems on Immigration: An Analysis of Welfare Magnets as a Pull-factor for Asylum Seekers and Labour Migrants, Migration Studies Unit Working Paper, no. 2012/2 (LSE, 2012) [text]

Serbia as a Country of Asylum: Observations on the Situation of Asylum-seekers and Beneficiaries of International Protection in Serbia (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]

A Study and Comparison of National Legislation in Slovenia and International Standards Related to Statelessness (UNHCR Central Europe, Jan. 2012) [text]

“Transnationalism of Burundian Refugees in The Netherlands: The Importance of Migration Motives,” International Journal of Population Research, vol. 2012, Article ID 962327 (2012) [open access text]

Publications on the UK:

Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals (Electronic Immigration Network, 2012) [text]

Campaigning Toolkit: An Aid to Understanding the Asylum and Immigration Systems, and Campaigning for the Right to Stay (NCADC, 2012) [access]

“Unmasking Deviance: The Visual Construction of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in English National Newspapers,” Critical Criminology, vol. 20, no. 3 (2012) [full-text]

‘We are not in politics to ignore peoples’ worries: we are in politics to deal with them.’ Why Mainstream Parties Change Policy on Migration: A UK Case Study – The Conservative Party, Immigration and Asylum, 1960-2010, Paper prepared for the EPOP annual conference, University of Oxford, 7-9 September 2012 [text]

Publications on The Americas:

Best Practice Compilation

Best Practice Compilation

UNHCR’s Bureau for the Americas has issued a “Best Practice Compilation” which highlights some of the work taking place and accomplishments achieved in the region in the area of Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming (AGDM).

Asylum and Population Control: Assessing UNHCR’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme in Guatemalan Refugee Settlements, Working Paper, no. 83 (RSC, Sept. 2012) [text]

Colombia Transformational Change Must Include Urban IDPs (Refugees International, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Journeys to Home and Liminal Spaces among Former Refugees: Exploring Identity and Belonging among Vietnamese-Canadians,” Social Space, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

Legal Aid for Refugee Claimants in Canada (Refugee Forum, posted Sept. 2012) [text]

Refugee Resettlement in America: The Iraqi Refugee Experience in Upstate, New York, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 1 (Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, July 2012) [text]

Refugee Resettlement: Greater Consultation with Community Stakeholders Could Strengthen Program (U.S. GAO, July 2012) [text]

 

New Publications on Europe; Africa; and the Americas

Migrants from North Africa, fleeing the unrest in Tunisia, arrive in southern Italy on March 7, 2011.

Migrants from North Africa, fleeing the unrest in Tunisia, arrive in southern Italy on March 7, 2011.
© 2011 Reuters

Hidden Emergency: Migrant Deaths in the Mediterranean (Human Rights Watch, Aug. 2012) [text]
(Source: Migrants At Sea blog and Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

ECRE Comments on the Commission Proposals on the Future of EU Funding in the Area of Migration & Asylum (ECRE, Aug. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Integration of Refugees into the European Educational and Labour Market: Requirements for a Target Group-Oriented Approach (EduAsyl, 2012) [access]
– Scroll down for more information about this research project and access to city reports.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Interventions at the Court of Justice of the EU (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Interventions at the European Court of Human Rights (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Judicial Checklist of Country of Origin Information and Due Process in the Light of EU (Fundamental) Law, RLI Working Paper, no. 6 (Refugee Law Initiative, July 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Refugee Children’s Participation in Protection: A Case Study from Uganda, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 241 (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Trading Places, Shaping Spaces: Examining Somali Refugee Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in Johannesburg, Paper presented at 12th EASA Biennial Conference, Nanterre, France, 13-14 July 2012 [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Direitos e Deveres dos Solicitantes de Refúgio e Refugiados no Brasil = Rights and Duties of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Brazil (ACNUR, 2012?) [text]
– In Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Fleeing North: An Examination of U.S. Refugee and Asylum Policy towards Nicaragua, Honors thesis submitted to the Department of Political Science (College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).