Tag Archives: Australia

New Publications on Australia; Humanitarian Assistance; and Children, Education

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 Australia

Activists Rap Australia’s Offshore Processing of Migrants (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Collateral Damage: The Impact of Australian Asylum Seeker Policy on Christmas Islanders (2001-2011),” Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, vol. 6, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Experiences of Parenting among Burmese Refugee Mothers in a Facilitated Playgroup (Edith Cowan University, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Looks at the experiences of refugee families in Australia.

“Dark Justice: Australia’s Indefinite Detention of Refugees on Security Grounds under International Human Rights Law,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 13, no. 2 (Forthcoming, Nov. 2012; posted Jan. 2013) [text via SSRN]

“‘Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle’: Reform Options for Making ASIO Security Assessments of Refugees Fairer,” Alternative Law Journal, vol. 37, no. 4 (2012) [preprint via SSRN]

Insider Resistance: Understanding Refugee Protest against Immigration Detention in Australia 1999-2005 (Centre for Human Rights Education, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes link to thesis.

Released but not yet Free: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Community after Long-term Detention (Centre for Human Rights Education, Dec. 2012) [text via BroCAP]

“UNHCR Takes Aim at Australia over Nauru Detainees ,” Town & Country Magazine, 14 Dec. 2012 [text]

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Aid Worker Security Report 2012: Host States and Their Impact on Security for Humanitarian Operations (Humanitarian Outcomes, Dec. 2012) [text]

Mapping and Navigating the Humanitarian System: An Interactive Guide (Development Initiatives, Jan. 2013) [access]

“Principles and Practices of Evaluating Humanitarian Programmes,” Workshop at 10th EES Biennial Conference, Helsinki, 1-5 October 2012 [info]
– See also related ALNAP and DARA blog posts.

Protection in Practice: Food Assistance with Safety and Dignity (World Food Programme, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The State of HR in International Humanitarian and Development Organisations 2013 (People In Aid, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Children, Education
Getting Real on Children’s Rights: Is Offshore Processing Compatible with Australia’s Legal Obligations to Child Refugee Applicants? (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Rethinking the Guardianship of Refugee Children after the Malaysian Solution,” Sydney Law Review, vol. 34, no. 3 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

“United by Language, Literacy and Learning: Creating Spaces in Schools to Support Refugee Literacy,” PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, vol. 1, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

What Future for Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK? (Postcards from…, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Where Have All the Teachers Gone? Why There Are Never any Teachers in Africa’s Refugee Camps and What We Can Do about It,” Chapter in Next Steps in Managing Teacher Migration: Papers of the Sixth Commonwealth Research Symposium on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8-9 June 2011 (UNESCO & Commonwealth Secretariat, 2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 88.


New Publications on Africa; the Middle East; Australia; and Statelessness

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 Africa

Global Insider: Kampala Convention Sets a Global Example for IDP Protection (World Politics Review, Dec. 2012) [text]

Kenya’s Decision to Confine Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Camps is Unlawful (Amnesty International, Dec. 2012) [text]

Refugee Resettlement: The View from Kenya – Findings from Field Research in Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee Camp, Research Report 2012/01 (KNOW RESET, 2012) [text]

Rescuing Migrants in Libya: The Political Economy of State Responses to Migration Crises – The Case of Ghana, Working Paper, no. 16 (DIIS, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Tanzania’s Mtabila Camp Finally Closed,” Pambazuka News, no. 610 (Dec. 2012) [text]

Toward a Regional Solution for Rwanda’s Returning Refugees, Backgrounder no. 45 (Africa Initiative, Nov. 2012) [text]

Transnational Exile Complex: How to Think about African Diaspora Politics, Working Paper, no. 88 (RSC, Dec. 2012) [text]

Publications on the Middle East

Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) Residents and the Determination of their International Protection Needs, Update no. 4 (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

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

The State of Human Rights in Israel and the OPT 2012 (Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
– Includes a chapter on refugees and asylum-seekers.

Syria Regional Response Plan: January to June 2013 (UN, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See also related UNHCR press release.

Tortured in Sinai, Jailed in Israel: Detention of Slavery and Torture Survivors under the Anti-Infiltration Law, June-September 2012 (Hotline for Migrant Workers, Oct. 2012) [text]

Why They Left: Stories of Iranian Activists in Exile (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2012) [text]

Publications on Australia

Australia and Asylum Seekers: Media Perspectives (London Progressive Journal, Dec. 2012) [text]

Boat People Economics 101: Exposing the Flawed Logic of Asylum Seeker Policy (The Conversation, Dec. 2012) [text]

Cognitive Dissonance and Sunk Cost: The Psychology of Seeking Asylum (The Conversation, Nov. 2012) [text]

Defiance and Compliance: Australia and the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Thesis submitted to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (Victoria University of Wellington, 2011; posted July 2012) [text]

Immigration Detention on Christmas Island:  Observations from Visit to Immigration Detention Facilities on Christmas Island (Australian Human Rights Commission, Dec. 2012) [text]

Policy Déjà Vu Will Have a Devastating Effect on Asylum Seeker Mental Health (The Conversation, Dec. 2012) [text]

UNHCR Mission to the Republic of Nauru 3-5 December 2012 (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See also related press release.

“What Does the Literature Say about Resilience in Refugee People? Implications for Practice,” Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 3, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Publications on Statelessness

“Atlantis, Narnia and Statelessness: How Political and Environmental Factors Can Cause Statelessness,” Social & Political Review, vol. XXII (2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 73.

A Call to Include the Stateless on International Human Rights Day (ENS Blog, Dec. 2012) [text]

Children and Their Search for a Home: What It Means to be Stateless in the 21st Century (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, July 2012) [text]

Citizens of Nowhere: Solutions for the Stateless in the U.S. (UNHCR & Open Society Justice Initiative, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See also related Refugees International blog post.

Naturalization of Stateless Persons: Solution of Statelessness?, Thesis submitted to the Department of European and International Public Law (Tilburg University, 2012) [text]

S. Sudan Takes Vital Step to Prevent Statelessness (RI Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness and the Politics of Misrecognition,” Res Publica, vol. 18, no. 1 (2012) [eprint]

Statelessness in Southern Africa, Briefing Paper for UNHCR Regional Conference on Statelessness in Southern Africa, Mbombela (Nelspruit), South Africa, 1-3 November 2011 [text]


New Publications on Asia; Europe; Africa; and Australia

Conflicting Voices: The Struggle over the Representation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Malaysian Discourse, Paper prepared for “Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners: A Diversity and Recognition Project,” Oxford, 21-23 September 2012 [text]

Gap Analysis Report: A Review of Tajikistan’s Asylum Law and Practice (Danish Refugee Council, June 2012) [text via Refworld]

“‘The Scum of the Earth’? Foreign People Smugglers and Their Local Counterparts in Indonesia,” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, vol. 30, no. 4 (2011) [open access text]

Tackling Land Grabbing and Speculation in the New Myanmar (Displacement Solutions, Aug. 2012) [text]

European Migration Network: What’s Next? (European Commission, Aug. 2012) [access]

“Migration and Asylum Policy in the Slovak Republic,” Clinical Social Work, vol. 3, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 9.

Miscarriage of Justice: Wrongly Convicted Asylum Seekers and Trafficked Persons (Free Movement, Aug. 2012) [text]

Progress Can Be Made (ENS Blog, Aug. 2012) [text]
– Focuses on stateless Roma in Serbia.

Rescue at Sea: Human Rights Obligations of States and Private Actors, with a Focus on the EU’s External Borders, RSCAS Policy Paper, no. 2012/05 (RSCAS, June 2012) [text]

Some Thoughts about the Yearly Report of the European Commission on Immigration and Asylum (Debate Migration, Aug. 2012) [text]

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Common EU Response Needed (Debate Migration, July 2012)

Chad IDPs Face Homecoming Hurdles (IRIN, Aug. 2012) [text]

Living on the Edge: A Livelihood Status Report on Urban Refugees Living in Nairobi, Kenya (Danish Refugee Council, May 2012) [access]

Negotiating Belonging: The Integration of Mozambican Refugees in South Africa, Dissertation submitted to the Department of International Development (London School of Economics & Political Science, Dec. 2011) [text]

The Constitution, the High Court and Asylum-Seekers, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-31 (SSRN,   posted Aug. 2012) [text]

Design Options for the “Building a New Life in Australia Longitudinal Survey of Humanitarian Migrants” (Department of Immigration and Citizenship, June 2012) [text]

Houston Report on Asylum Seekers: Did the Panel Listen to the Experts? (The Conversation, Aug. 2012) [text]

An Overview of NSW’s Hidden Homeless: Issues Surrounding Asylum Seeker Homelessness (Asylum Seekers Centre of New South Wales, 2012) [text]

All of these publications were originally listed on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.


New Publications on USCRI; Asia; and Australia

USCRI 2011 Annual Report

USCRI 2011 Annual Report

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Annual Report 2011.
Produced by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, (USCRI).

The 2011 Annual Report of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is now available online.  2011 was a very successful year for USCRI.  In our Annual Report, you will learn more about USCRI’s accomplishments to protect those fleeing repression and strife, to serve the uprooted, and to help them to integrate into their new American communities.

In 2011 we launched a national program to help the victims of human trafficking, grew our services to aid unaccompanied migrant children in need of legal representation, and expanded the reach of our resettlement services into three new communities.  The network of our 33 partner agencies across the country continued to broaden their services to immigrants.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants)

Pedlars of hate: the violent impact of the European far right
By the Institute of Race Relations.

New report from IRR, which “brings together over 100 cases, mostly from EU countries, but also Switzerland and Norway, which documents patterns of violence, from the peddling of hate online and the drawing up of lists of ‘national traitors’, to violence, arson and murder on the streets, and the stockpiling of weapons in preparation for ‘race war’.”

[Download Full Report]
(Source: IRR News, 9-14 June)

Publications on Asia and Australia
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Central Asia: Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2012) [text]
– See also related blog post.

Financial Life in a New Setting: Experiences of Afghan and Burmese (Chin and Karen) Communities in Melbourne, Australia (Brotherhood of St Laurence, May 2012) [text]

Immigration Detention: What are the Alternatives? (FlagPost, May 2012) [text]

Income Management: Impacts on Refugee and Humanitarian Entrants (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2012) [text]

Investing in Refugee Health: The Role of Caste Hierarchy on Mental Health among Bhutanese Refugees, Thesis submitted to the Department of Global Health (Duke University, May 2012)  [text]

Mental Health Care Thailand: Views of Mental Health, the Karen Refugees and Young Thai Mental Health Situation, and Cultural Sensitivity for Counselors (Service Learning in Thailand, April 2012) [text]

Thousands of Myanmar Rohingyas Struggle for Refugee Status in India (India Ink, May 2012) [text]

New Publications on State of the World’s Mothers; Humanitarian Assistance; Human Trafficking; and Australia

In the Eyes of Others

In the Eyes of Others

State of the World’s Mothers 2012.
Published by Save the Children.
(Link to full report (PDF; 6.86 MB))
(Link to executive summary (PDF; 733 KB))
(Link to 2012 Mothers’ Index Ranking (PDF; 127 KB))
(Link to publication web page for interactive report and additional content)

From the press release:

Save the Children’s thirteenth State of the World’s Mothers report shows Niger as the worst place to be a mother in the world — replacing Afghanistan for the first time in two years. Norway comes in at first place. The Best and Worst Places to Be a Mom ranking, which compares 165 countries around the globe, looks at factors such as a mother’s health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators such as health and nutrition. This year, the United States ranks 25th.

(Source: Docubase – State of the World’s Mothers 2012 by Peggy Garvin).

Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, 2012).
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

In the Eyes of Others: How People in Crises Perceive Humanitarian Action (MSF, 2012).
– See also webcast of online discussion about the book that took place 30 April 2012.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Minimum Standards for Protection Mainstreaming (World Vision, 2012).
[text via ReliefWeb]

Asylum Seeking Victims of Human Trafficking in Ireland: Legal and Practical Challenges (Immigrant Council of Ireland, Nov. 2011).
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Organised Crime and Trafficking in Persons, Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 436 (Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Humanitarian Family Reunion: The Building Block of Good Settlement (Refugee Council of Australia, April 2012).
[text] – See also related bibliography.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

The “Safe Third Country” Approach vs. the Notion of Non-refoulement in International Law: A Critical Examination of Australian Law and Policy, Dissertation presented to the School of Law (University of Western Sydney, Jan. 2011).
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Children, Adolescents and Human Trafficking: Making Sense of a Complex Problem, Issue Paper, no. 5 (Rights Work, May 2012).
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Hidden Exploitation: Women in Forced Labour, Marriage and Migration. Understanding the Gaps in Prevention and Protection Needs in Trafficking and Exploitation of Women and Girls in Australia: An Evidence Review (Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, Feb. 2012).
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

New Publications on Australia; Urban Issues; Assistance; Resettlement

Asylum Seekers: An Update

Asylum Seekers: An Update

Asylum Seekers: An Update, Briefing Paper, no. 1/2012 (NSW Paliamentary Library, March 2012) [text via APO]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

State of Play Review: Migrants, Cities and the Business Sector (The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration, Oct. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Sanctuary in the City? Urban Displacement and Vulnerability in Amman, HPG Working Paper (ODI, March 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Building the Future of Humanitarian Aid: Local Capacity, Partnerships in Disasters and the Future of Emergency Aid (Christian Aid, March 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

UNHCR Manual on Security of Persons of Concern (UNHCR, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

What Cash Transfer Programming can do to Protect Children: Review and Recommendations (Save the Children et al., Feb. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Joint EU Resettlement Programme was adopted on 29 March 2012, and will take effect in 2013. Refugees from Afghanistan, Burma, Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, and Somalia will be given priority. For more information:
– Financial Incentives for EU Countries to Take up More Refugees (European Parliament, March 2012) [text]
– UNHCR Welcomes Adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme (UNHCR, March 2012) [text]
– Linking-In EU Resettlement Newsletter, no. 2 (March 2012) [text]
– Resettlement of Refugees: A New Life (Rui Tavares, 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)