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New Regional Publications on MENA; Europe; and Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Environment

Details of these new events and opportunities 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

Depression Grips Forgotten Refugees Stranded at Egyptian-Libyan Border (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

Joint Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Alexandria, Egypt (UNHCR et al., Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Number of Displaced Surge as Conflict in Syria Continues (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, June 2013) [access]
– Interview.

“The Price of Life,” The Age, 15 June 2013 [text]

Scapegoats of Fear: Rights of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Migrants Abused in Libya (Amnesty International, June 2013) [access]

Syria: No Respite for the Millions Displaced by the Conflict (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

New Regional Publications on Europe

Access to Territory and Asylum Procedure in Hungary (Hungarian Helsinki Commission & UNHCR, 2013) [text]

From Back Door to Front Door: Forced Migration Routes through Macedonia to Croatia (JRS Europe, June 2013) [text]

Fundamental Rights: Challenges and Achievements in 2012 (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2013) [text]
– Chapter 1 focuses on “Asylum, Immigration and Integration.”

An Investigation into the Progress Made on Legacy Asylum and Migration Cases: January-March 2013 (Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, June 2013

Refusals of International Protection in Bologna (Asilo in Europa, June 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Environment

Annotated Bibliography on Nature-Society Relations in and of International Borders (York University, June 2013) [text]
– A project of the RRN’s Cluster on Environmental Displacement.

Changing Climate, Moving People: Framing Migration, Displacement and Planned Relocation, Policy Brief, no. 8 (UNU-EHS & Nansen Initiative, June 2013) [text]

Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Pacific, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 21-24 May 2013 [info]
– The Nansen Initiative’s first Pacific Regional Consultation.  Follow link for text of Conclusion Document and see also related interview.

Kiribati and Climate Change (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [access]
– Series of three posts on climate displacement in Kiribati.

“Moving Beyond its Mandate? UNHCR and Climate Change Displacement,” Journal of International Organizations Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (Spring 2013) [full-text]

“Population-environment Interactions: European Migration, Population Composition and Climate Change,” Environmental & Resource Economics, Online First, 9 June 2013 [full-text via BroCAP]

Rights or Riots? How We Think about Climate Change Migration (Right Now, June 2013) [text]

Was Obama Right to Say Climate Change Will Create “New Waves of Refugees”? (UKCCMC, June 2013) [text]


Updated Publication: Migration and Disaster-Induced Displacement: European Policy, Practice, and Perspective – Working Paper 308

This is a follow-up to an earlier posting to give details that a newly revised edition of this working paper is now available for access and download online.  Further details are as follows:

Migration and Disaster-Induced Displacement: European Policy, Practice, and Perspective – Working Paper 308
By Michael D. Cooper

Migration and Disaster-Induced Displacement: European Policy, Practice, and Perspective - Working Paper 308Abstract taken from the Center for Global Development webpage:

Over the last decade, a series of devastating natural disasters have killed hundreds of thousands of people, displaced millions, and decimated the built environment across wide regions, shocking the public imagination and garnering unprecedented financial support for humanitarian relief efforts. Some suggest that disaster migration must be supported by the international community, first as an adaption strategy in response to climate-change, and second, as a matter of international protection.

This study surveys the current state of law as it relates to persons displaced by natural disaster, with a specific focus on the 27 member states of the European Union plus Norway and Switzerland. Its findings show that a few express provisions are on the books in Europe and that there is reason to believe that judicial and executive authorities may interpret other, more ambiguous, provisions to encompass the protection needs of disaster-displaced individuals. Few, if any, of these provisions have been engaged for this purpose, but a number of recent European developments with respect to disaster-induced displacement merit further scrutiny.

[Download Full Working Paper]
(Source: Author: Michael D. Cooper.)


New Publications on Human Trafficking; Climate Change; and Asia

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

Publications on Human Trafficking:

Challenging Existing Discourses, Approaches and Responses to Human Trafficking, Gmunden, Austria, 31 July 2012 [access]

European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, vol. 18, no. 3 (2012) [contents]
– Special issue on human trafficking.

Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees between Life and Death (Europe External Policy Advisors & Tilburg University, Sept. 2012) [text]

The Mafia’s Shadow in the Americas: Refugees and Slavery (InSight Crime, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Special feature on organized crime and displacement in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Victims, Villains, and the Virtuous: Constructing the Problems of “Human Trafficking,” Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School (Univ. of Minnesota, June 2012) [text]

Publications on Climate Change:

“Book Review: Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 25, no. 3 (Sept. 2012) [free full-text]

Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2nd ed. (DARA, Sept. 2012) [access]

Human Rights and Climate Change: EU Policy Options (European Parliament, Aug. 2012) [text]

“More Complex Conflict Drivers than Environment and Climate,” New Routes, vol. 17, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]

New Research on Climate Change Migration and Displacement: Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Washington, DC, 26 Sept. 2012 [access]

Part of the Solution? Rethinking Climate Change and Migration (UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on Asia:

[Photo credit: © UNHCR/N.Farhad in “Afghan returns pass 50,000 in first eight months, up on last year,” UNHCR, Aug. 2012]

“Afghan Refugees in Pakistan,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 30 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]
– See also news stories from UNAMA and UNHCR Pakistan.

Afghanistan: Country of Origin Information for Use in the Asylum Determination Process (Danish Immigration Service, May 2012) [text via Refworld]

“China’s New Exit-Entry Law,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 30 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]

CORI Country Report: Bangladesh (Country of Origin Research and Information, March 2012) [text]

“The Factors Affecting the Development of National Identity as South Korean in North Korean Refugees Living in South Korea,” Psychiatry Investigation, vol. 9, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

The Flight of the Rohingya (Virginia Quarterly Review Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Part 1 of two-part series.

Forced Labour during the Arakan Crisis: An Overview of Forced Labour Practices in North Arakan, Burma (Arakan Project, Aug. 2012) [text]

Will Aung San Suu Kyi Ignore the Rohingya? (Virginia Quarterly Review Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Part 2 of two-part series.

New Publications on Statelessness; Europe; and Climate/Disaster/Environmental Displacement

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

Publications on Statelessness:

NGOs Urge Governments to Protect Stateless People (JRS Asia Pacific, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness and Environmental-Induced Displacement: Future Scenarios of Deterritorialisation, Rescue and Recovery Examined,” Mobilities, vol. 6, no. 3 (2011) [free full-text]
– I referenced this article previously, but just discovered its text is now freely available!

Statelessness in Sweden: Changes Ahead? (ENS Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness in the EU Framework for International Protection,” European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 14, no. 3 (2012) [full-text via ENS Blog]

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

Publications on Europe:

Asylum Applicants and First Instance Decisions on Asylum Applications: First Quarter 2012 (Eurostat, Aug. 2012) [text]

Austria Should Improve the Protection of Asylum-seekers, Women and Persons with Disabilities (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Follow link for Commissioner’s report and comments from the Austrian government.

Can You Be Internally Displaced for Twenty Years? Housing Issues and Protracted Displacement in Azerbaijan (TerraNullius, Sept. 2012) [text]

Internally Displaced Persons in Europe: Another Lost Generation? (Human Rights Comment, Sept. 2012) [text]

Italy Needs to Speed up Court Proceedings and Improve the Treatment of Roma and Migrants (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Follow link for Commissioner’s report and comments from the Italian government.  See also related Guardian article.

“The Last Frontier of Globalization: Asylum and Citizenship in the Netherlands,” Macalester International, vol. 30 (2012) [full-text]

Recommendations by UNHCR Concerning the Execution of the Grand Chamber Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the Case of Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy (Judgment of 23 February 2012, Application No. 27765/09) (Council of Europe, Sept. 2012) [text]

A Welcome Vote (Cecilia Malmström’s Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Refer to the tag cloud on the right for other posts on asylum and refugees.

Publications on Climate/Disaster/Environmental Displacement:

Australia: Struggling to Survive on an Atoll (JRS Asia Pacific, Aug. 2012) [text]

Communicating Climate Change and Migration (UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition, Sept. 2012) [text]

Crossing Borders to Escape Natural Calamities Is No Easy Option: International Law Has Long Been a Barrier to Legal Immigration by People Fleeing Natural Disasters, but There Are Ways Round It (Poverty Matters Blog, Aug. 2012) [text]

Environmentally-Induced Displacement: Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges (CEDEM, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Includes extensive bibliography.

A Human Rights-Based Approach and District Disaster Management Plans (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2012) [text]

“The Portuguese Press Portrait of ‘Environmental Refugees’,” Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 64 (April 2012) [text]

The Rising Tide: Environmental Refugees (New America Media, Aug. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness and Environmental-Induced Displacement: Future Scenarios of Deterritorialisation, Rescue and Recovery Examined,” Mobilities, vol. 6, no. 3 (2011) [free full-text]


New Publications on Livelihoods; Immigration; Roma; British Social Attitudes; Statistics; Children; EASO; and Climate Change.

Livelihoods in protracted crises

Livelihoods in protracted crises

Livelihoods in protracted crises.
Written by Simon Levine and published by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ODI).

Immigration and population growth in the UK
By the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration (UK).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: DocuBase)

Italy: On the edge: Roma, forced evictions and segregation in Italy.
By Amnesty International.
[Download Full Report]
(Source:  Amnesty International press release – Italy’s Roma still segregated and without prospects)

British Social Attitudes Survey29th edition 2012.
Editors: Alison Park, Elizabeth Clery, John Curtice, Miranda Phillips
and David Utting.  Produced by NetCen.
[Download Full Report]
– See also, specific section on attitudes to immigration: [British Social Attitudes Survey 29 – Immigration]
(Source: Guardian Online – British Social Attitudes Survey – how what we think and who thinks it has changed.)

Annual Mid-year Population: Estimates for England and Wales,
Mid 2011.
Produced by the Office for National Statistics.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: The Telegraph – Population growing by 1,000 a day, Office for National Statistics shows).

Into the unknown: Children’s journeys through the asylum process.
New report produced by The Children’s Society.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: The Telegraph – Children fleeing wars facing ‘culture of disbelief’ – charity.)

European Asylum Support Office Newsletter – September 2012.

EASO Newsletter

EASO Newsletter

Produced by the European Asylum Support Office, (EASO).
[Access to Newsletter]
(Source: European Asylum Support Office, (EASO).).

‘Because I am a stranger’: Urban refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research – Research Paper No. 244.
By Emily Mattheisen.
[Download Working Paper]
(Source: UNHCR)

Communicating Climate Change and Migration: A Report by the  UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition, (UKCCMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition – New research investigates communicating climate change and migration).
See Also: Migrants’ Rights Network – Report: Communicating Climate Change and Migration

In the first report of its kind, analysis reveals that the media debate around climate change and migration has not yet become entrenched. The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition, who carried out the research, have used the analysis to produce the first ever guidance for organisations on effectively communicating the complex connections between climate change and migration.

Both climate change and migration attract a significant degree of public and media attention. Together they represent a potentially explosive combination that could inflame already heated debates. The report released today argues that without a concerted effort to communicate the issues effectively the debate could be hijacked by political interests opposed to human rights and action on climate change.


Event: Racism and anti-racism in the United States: contesting ‘the new Jim Crow’

Racism and anti-racism in the United States: contesting 'the new Jim Crow'

Speaker: Prof Tithi Bhattacharya, Purdue University, US

Tuesday 15 May 2012, 5.30pm, at Runnymede Trust, 7 Plough Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3LP. Nearest tube: Liverpool Street

The murder of black teenager Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Florida made international headlines. Academics and policy-makers who argued that America had arrived at a ‘post-racial’ society, in which race played little role in determining social practice, had to scramble to explain how this killing fell within the law.

In this seminar Tithi Bhattacharya explores two simultaneous trends in political developments in America - increasing racialisation of law and civil society from above and the beginnings of a new era of anti-racist struggle. Following Michelle Alexander and her analysis of The New Jim Crow*, she argues that the killing of Trayvon Martin has become the 'rule' in the context of the US state and its relationship to people of colour.

What made this murder an 'exception’ - prompting large anti-racist marches across the US - is the recent rise in mass resistance, including the emergence across the US of the Occupy Movement. Tithi Bhattacharya examines the intersection of these two forces - the American state from above and the new mass movement from below – and the potential outcomes for anti-racist struggles in America.

* The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (New Press 2010)

Organised by Runnymede Trust and the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees & Belonging (CMRB) at UEL.

Further information available in the attached Flyer:  Seminar – the ‘new Jim Crow’.

New Publications an APPG; Environment; Children

I don't feel human

`I don't feel human'

Immigration Advice, Regulation and the Legal Aid, Sentencing and
Punishment of Offenders Bill.  A new policy brief published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, (APPG).
[Download Policy Brief]
(Source: Migrant’s Rights Network]

Climate Change and Migration in Southeast Asia: Responding to a New Security Challenge, Asia Security Initiative Policy Series, Working Paper, no. 20 (Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Feb. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Protection of and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/66/285 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2011) [text]
– Includes thematic section on “Climate Change and Internal Displacement.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

‘I don’t feel human’: Experiences of Destitution among Young Refugees and Migrants (The Children’s Society, Feb. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World (UNICEF, 2012) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Through their Eyes: Impact Investigates the Plight of Young Refugees (IMPACT, Feb. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Unaccompanied Children on the Move (IOM, Feb. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

UNHCR Education Strategy, 2012-2016 (UNHCR, Feb. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

New Pubs. On Climate, Environment and Migration, and Newly Published Journals

 Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Addressing Complex Crisis Scenarios in the 21st Century (Center for American Progress, Jan. 2012) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Migration and Global Environmental Change: Review of Drivers of Migration. Special issue of Global Environmental Change, vol. 21, supp. 1 (Dec. 2011) [free full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The State of Environmental Migration 2010, IDDRI Study, no. 7 (Sciences Po & IOM, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

AWR Bulletin, vol. 49, no. 4 (2011) [contents]- Focus is on integration. Includes “Integration of Chechen refugees in Poland.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Disasters, vol. 36, no. 1 (Jan. 2012) [free full-text]
– Mix of articles including “Preventing corruption in humanitarian assistance: perceptions, gaps and challenges.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (Nov. 2011) [contents]
– Special issue on Iraqi displacement.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Journal of Applied Research on Children, vol. 2, no. 1 (2011) [open access]
– Focus is on human trafficking.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugee Watch, no. 38 (Dec. 2011) [contents]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

New Issue of Forced Migration Review

A new special issue of the journal Forced Migration Review has just been released.  This is a special issue dedicated to “Climate Change and Displacement.”  Over 30 articles are included in this volume which discusses how climate change has impacted upon displacement and explores communty adaptation and coping stratgies as well as looking at future strategies.

Full details can be found online at :  http://www.fmreview.org/climatechange.htm

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