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ToC: International Migration February 2013, Volume 51, Issue 1 Pages 1–212

International MigrationThe latest Table of Contents for the journal International Migration has just been published.  Further details for this issue, namely Volume 51, Issue 1 Pages 1–212 (February 2013) can be found by following the link below and details of some of the articles available are also included.

Link – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imig.2013.51.issue-1/issuetoc

Rationalities and Images Underlying Labour Migration from Bangladesh to Malaysia (pages 40–60)
By Petra Dannecker

Foreigners and Outsiders: Exclusionist Attitudes towards Labour Migrants in Israel (pages 136–151)

By Rebeca Raijman.

An Estimation of the Economic Impact of Migrant Access on GDP: the Case of the Madrid Region (pages 169–185)

By Rafael de Arce and Ramon Mahia.

Event: Bangladesh Genocide: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won’t tell you

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The Centre for Secular Space  

is hosting a conversation on 

Bangladesh Genocide: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won’t tell you

Gita Sahgal talks to Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, (former Islamist now Muslim reformer)

and Asif Munier, (Projonmo 71, Children of the Martyrs of the Liberation War)

What was the’ killing of the intellectuals’?
Is there a campaign of genocide denial?
How have survivors campaigned for justice?
Who  promoted the Jamaat e Islami in Britain?

Why do British social movements to ally with fundamentalists rather than secular Muslims?

27th November, 7-9 pm, Khalili Theatre, SOAS

Supported by the Department of Development Studies

To register please email: <Gita@centreforsecularspace.org>

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BANGLADESH GENOCIDE:  what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won't tell you

BANGLADESH GENOCIDE: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won’t tell you. Flyer.

New Publications on Climate Change in Bangladesh; Syria; UK Holding Centre Inspections;

The Security Risks of Climate Change Displacement in Bangladesh.
Ben Saul.

From the introduction: This article interrogates whether, and to what extent, climate change-related movement in Bangladesh may give rise to two commonly suggested security risks: transnational security risks in relation to neighbouring countries; and domestic security risks of radicalisation, and social conflict over resources. This article is a modest effort to ground consideration of the links between climate change displacement and security threats in a concrete case study of a particular situation, including through a review of the expert national and regional literature and qualitative field research in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. In doing so, it aims to test the prevailing assumptions in the global literature against social realities on the ground, acknowledging security risks where they exist, and deflating those that bear little substance.

[Access to Paper]
(Source: UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition).

Syria brief: No safe haven – A country on the move, a nation on the brink.
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Report on an unannounced inspection of the short-term holding facility at Liverpool Capital Building (2 May 2012).
By HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons).

Report on an unannounced follow-up inspection of the non-residential short-term holding facility at Sheffield Vulcan House (29 May 2012).
By HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons).

New Publications on Bangladesh; UKBA; Undocumented Women; Understanding Society; and Syria

"The Fear Never Leaves Me"

“The Fear Never Leaves Me”

“The Fear Never Leaves Me”: Torture, Custodial Deaths, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Mutiny of the Bangladesh Rifles.
By the Human Rights Watch.

The 57-page report provides a detailed account of the mutiny and documents serious abuses in the aftermath, including torture by security forces of people in custody on suspicion of planning the mutiny, and of ongoing concerns about fair trial violations in mass trials of hundreds of suspects at a time. The notorious Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has allegedly been involved in many of the abuses.

[Download Full Report]
Human Rights Watch Press Release – Bangladesh: Torture, Deaths of Jailed Mutiny Suspects.
(Source: Human Rights Watch)

Monthly asylum application tables – April 2012.
Published by the UK Home Office.
(Source: Memo Issue 313 – Access)

Children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers May 2012.
Produced by the UK Home Office.
(Source: Memo Issue 313 – Access)

Strategies to End Double Violence Against Undocumented Women – Protecting Rights and Ensuring Justice.
Produced by The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants – PICUM.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Memo Issue 313 – Access and Migrants’ Rights Network.)

Understanding Society: Findings 2012.
A new report edited by Stephanie L. McFall for the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.
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See Also News Story in The Guardian – Ethnic minorities in UK feel most British, research finds.
(Source: Memo Issue 313 – Access)

Torture Archipelago

Torture Archipelago

Torture Archipelago: Arbitrary Arrests, Torture, and Enforced Disappearances in Syria’s Underground Prisons since March 2011.
By Human Rights Watch.

This report is based on more than 200 interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations in Syria in March 2011. The report includes maps locating the detention facilities, video accounts from former detainees, and sketches of torture techniques described by numerous people who witnessed or experienced torture in these facilities.

Human Rights Watch called on the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to adopt targeted sanctions against officials credibly implicated in the abuses.

[Download Full Report]
Human Rights Watch Press Release –Syria: Torture Centers Revealed).
(Source: International Criminal Law Bureau – New report unveils systematic nature of torture in Syria).


New Publications on the English Defence League; Liberian Refugees; Burma; Bangladesh; Mining

Report on the policing of theEnglish Defence League andCounter Protests in Leicesteron 4th February 2012.

Report on the policing of the English Defence League

Report on the policing of the English Defence League and Counter Protests in Leicester on 4th February 2012.
A new report by Netpol.

Netpol has published a critical report into the policing of the EDL and Counter demonstrations of February 4th in Leicester. The report is a collation of the evidence and observations obtained by a team of community-based legal observers who spent the day monitoring the policing of both EDL and counter-demonstrations. The legal observers deployed were local volunteers trained by Netpol with support from The Race Equality Centre (TREC) and Highfields Centre.

(Source: Institute of Race Relations – Business as Usual).

Struggling to find solutions: Liberian refugees in Ghana
By Naohiko Omata.
UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research, Research Paper No. 234.
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(Source: UNHCR)

Extreme Measures: Torture and Ill Treatment in Burma since the 2010

Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

A new report by the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma.

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) released a new report in Bangkok today, documenting the Government of Burma’s use of torture and ill treatment against its own people since the November 2010 elections.

“The international community has been applauding the government for recent gestures towards change; essentially they are praising the government for continuing to violate the fundamental rights of the people of Burma,” said Twan Zaw from All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress and a leader of ND-Burma’s Advocacy Team. “For there to be a real progress towards genuine democracy, the government must address the lack of domestic legislation against torture, the absence of an independent judiciary and the current system of impunity.”

[Download Full Report]
(Source: ND-Burma Launches Report Documenting Torture and Ill Treatment in Burma Since the 2010 Elections).

Bangladesh: Militarization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Bangladesh: Militarization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Bangladesh: Militarization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts – The slow demise of the region’s indigenous peoples.
IWGIA Report 14.
A new report by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, (IWGIA).

The military has played a decisive role in Bangladesh. Its influence over political, economic and social affairs is particularly pronounced in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), a region of natural abundance and home to 11 indigenous groups numbering approximately 700,000 people; this is a region, however, which has experienced decades of relentless human rights violations.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: IWGIA).

MMSD+10: Reflecting on a decade

MMSD+10: Reflecting on a decade

MMSD+10: Reflecting on a decade
A new report by the International Institute for Environment and Development, (IIED).

It is 10 years since the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) initiative was completed. Its findings were game-changing for the sector, and mining CEOs of the day committed to act on its agenda as a robust and credible way to maximise the sector’s contribution to sustainable development. So where are we, 10 years on? How far have we travelled towards a sustainable and responsible mineral industry? This paper is intended as a ‘conversation starter’ – providing an initial assessment of the mining and minerals sector’s achievements against the MMSD agenda and opening up further discussion. Contribute your thoughts to where the industry is going and what the agenda should be for the next 10 years at www.iied.org/mmsd

[Download Full Report]
(Source: The Guardian – The mining sector searches for sustainability).


New Publications on Syria; Malian Refugees, Displacement in Africa; Ethnic Conflict in Bangladesh; Young Refugees

Syria crisis: the humanitarian response

Syria crisis: the humanitarian response

Syria crisis: the humanitarian response.
A new HPG Roundtable Summary Note .

This event was convened to discuss the humanitarian implications of the crisis in Syria, reflect on the current response of the international community and consider its impact on civilians caught up in the conflict. The roundtable assessed the ability of humanitarian actors to assess and respond to needs on the ground.

[Download Summary Note]
(Source: Humanitarian Policy Group)

Malian Refugees: Underfunded Response Adds Stress to Sahel Food Crisis
By Refugees International.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Refugees International).

 Internal displacement in Africa: A development challeng

Internal displacement in Africa: A development challeng

Internal displacement in Africa: A development challenge
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

Internally displaced people (IDPs) “are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized state border” (1998, Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement). As of the end of 2011, more than 26 million people were internally displaced by conflict and violence across the world. More than a third of them were in Africa, the region with the highest number of IDPs and where they outnumber refugees by five to one. Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Somalia have the continent’s largest populations of internally displaced people. Large numbers of people in Africa have also been internally displaced by natural disasters, especially droughts.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Ethnic Conflict and Masculinities: A Study on the Impact of Conflict on Indigenous Men in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
A Report Submitted to South Asian Network to Address Masculinities (SANAM) Submitted By: Parboti Roy, Bangladesh.
[Download Full Report]

Navigating the System: Advice provision for young refugees and migrants
A new report by the Coram Children’s Legal Centre;.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Refugee children missing out on legal advice, says report).

New Publications on Statistics in Europe; Refugee Convention; Trafficking; Bangladesh

Migrants in Europe

Migrants in Europe

Migrants in Europe: A statistical portrait of the first and second generation
2011 edition.
A new statistics report produced by Europa, the European Union’s statisical division.

Migration has become an increasingly important phenomenon for European societies. Patterns of migration flows can change greatly over time, with the size and composition of migrant populations reflecting both current and historical patterns of migration flows. Combined with the complexity and long-term nature of the migrant integration process, this can present challenges to policy-makers who need good quality information on which to base decisions. It is important that the statistics should go beyond the basic demographic characteristics of migrants and present a wider range of socio-economic information on migrants and their descendants.

This publication looks at a broad range of characteristics of migrants living in the European Union and EFTA countries. It looks separately at the foreign-born, the foreign citizens, and the second generation. It addresses a variety of aspects of the socio-economic situation of migrants including labour market situation, income distribution, and poverty. The effects of different migration-related factors (i.e. reason of migration, length of residence) are examined. The situation of migrants is compared to that of the non-migrant reference population.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network and Europa).

Europa have also released an online document entitled, Asylum in the EU27:
The number of asylum applicants registered in the EU27 rose to 301 000 in 2011
(Source:  Europa).

Analysis: Has the Refugee Convention outlived its usefulness?
Published via IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
(Source:  IRIN).

At the margins of Europe : externalisation of migration controls.  Migeurope Annual report 2010-2011.
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(Source:  Migrants’ Rights Network).

MORE ‘TRAFFICKING’, LESS ‘TRAFFICKED’: Trafficking for Exploitation outside the sex sector in Europe.

GAATW has always proactively lobbied for a broad definition of human trafficking and has consequently critiqued a ‘traditional’ near exclusive focus on the sex industry as the primary, if not the only, site of trafficking. The last years have seen, especially in Europe, a growing attention to what is termed as ‘trafficking for labour exploitation’ as something somehow separate or different.  Whilst we welcome the broadening of focus we wonder if creating two separate and distinct categories such as ‘trafficking for labour exploitation’ and ‘trafficking for sexual exploitation’ is helpful.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network).

Saga of the killing fields

Saga of the killing fields

Saga of the killing fields (e-book in Bengali)

We have realised after just three weeks of field-level investigation that many of those mass graves have not even been recorded properly. We discovered that there were many more mass graves over and beyond what the Liberation War Museum had collected in its substantial database. Many of these mass graves have not been documented by the government either.

(Souce:  bdnews24)