Tag Archives: Environmental Displacement

New Publications on Climate Change/Environmental Displacement; Children; 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/

“11 Islands That Will Vanish When Sea Levels Rise,” Business Insider, 12 Oct. 2012 [access]
– Photo essay including image on the left.

*Climate Change & Migration: What is the Role for Migration Policies? Policy Brief (ICMPD, May 2012) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

ClimMig Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Change, Migration and Displacement, Vienna, 20-21 September [access]
– Some of the presentations at this conference are beginning to be made available, including “Forced Migration Norms in the Context of Climate Change: A Case Study of Somalia” and “Constitutionalism of Climate Justice: Towards An International Legal Framework for Responding to Climate Induced Migration and Displacement.”

DS Hosts International Workshop on Land Solutions to Climate Displacement (Displacement Solutions, Oct. 2012) [info]
– Note reference to forthcoming edited volume of papers from this workshop.

“‘Environmental Refugees’: Aspects of the Law of State Responsibility,” Chapter in Migration and Climate Change (Cambridge Univ. Press, June 2011; posted Aug. 2012) [postprint]

“Sinking Islands? Formulating a Realistic Solution to Climate Change Displacement,” New York University Law Review, vol. 87, no. 4 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]

“Thematic Section: Climate Change and Migration,” Part III in Human Rights of Migrants: Note by the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/67/299 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2012) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

What Research on Climate Change and Human Mobility Can/Should Provide for Practitioners and Policy Makers, Informal Lunch Roundtable on Climate Change and Human Mobility, Washington, DC, 26 September 2012 [meeting report]

Education Cannot Wait: Protecting Children and Youth’s Right to a Quality Education in Humanitarian Emergencies and Conflict Situations (Global Partnership for Education, Sept. 2012) [access]

Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America (Women’s Refugee Commission, Oct. 2012) [access]

Protecting Children on the Move: Addressing Protection Needs through Reception, Counselling and Referral and Enhancing Cooperation in Greece, Italy and France (UNHCR et al., July 2012) [text]

Syria’s Children: A Damaged Generation (Refugees International Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Denationalisation and the Politics of Citizenship in Zimbabwe (ENS Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Finally an Important Step towards the Solution for the Legally Invisible and Persons at Risk of Statelessness in Serbia (ENS Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Recommendations Relevant to Statelessness Made during the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (2008-2011) (UNHCR, Sept. 2012) [text]

Stateless in Burma: Rohingya Word Wars (openDemocracy, Oct. 2012) [text]

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

“Statelessness in Japan: Management and Challenges,” Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 21, no. 1 (July 2012) [full-text]

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 Climate Change; Environmental Displacement; Humanitarian Assistance; Urban Issues

Publications on Climate Change and Environmental Displacement

The Capability Approach to Environmental Refugees, Paper presented at Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 22-24 March 2012 [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement, Oxford, Jan.-March 2012 [info]
– This seminar series is now finished; podcasts of the presentations are available via FMO.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Normative Framework of Climate Change-Related Displacement (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, April 2012) [text]
– Paper prepared for the above-mentioned Brookings event.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Focus on Humanitarian Assistance

 Afghanistan: A Case Study – Strengthening Principled Humanitarian Response Capacities (ECHO, NRC & ODI, Jan. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Assisting the Somali Population Affected by the Humanitarian Crisis of 2011 (Doctors without Borders, April 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Fresh Asylum Claims and Further Representations Campaign Toolkit, Draft (NCADC, 2012) [access]
– More information about this approach is available here.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

International Disaster Response Laws, Rules and Principles (IDRL) Programme: Annual Report (IFRC, 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Rainbow Bridges: A Community Guide to Rebuilding the Lives of LGBTI Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ORAM, April 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugee Law Reader: Cases, Documents, and Materials, 6th ed. (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, 2011) [text] [online access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugee Rights Unit Working Paper Series (University of Cape Town, 2011-) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Publications on Support Resources

 Enhancing the Lives of Older Refugees: A Self Improvement Resource for Community Service Providers (Older Refugee Working Committee, 2011) [text via BroCAP]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons in Disaster Situations in the Caribbean, Draft Version (PAHO, April 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Networks of Asylum Support in the UK and USA: A Handbook of Ideas, Strategies and Best Practice for Asylum Support Groups in a Challenging Social and Economic Climate (Asylum-Network, March 2012) [text]
– See also related blog comment.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Outbreak Surveillance and Response in Humanitarian Emergencies: WHO Guidelines for EWARN Implementation (WHO, 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugee & Migrant Resources and Toolkits (Climate Outreach and Information Network, n.d.) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Publications on Urban Issues

 Global Approach to Urban Refugee Issues (JRS, March 2012) [text]
– See also this blog post.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)
“The Great Urban Migration,” Perspective, no. 4 (2011) [text]
– Pp. 34-38.

Life in Town: Migration from Rural Karamoja to Moroto and Mbale (Feinstein International Center, March 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Publications on Climate, Environment Displacement and Protection

Changing Climate, Changing Disasters: Pathways to Integration (Christian Aid et al., Jan. 2012) [textvia ReliefWeb] – See also related policy brief.

(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Climate Change and Conflict,” Special Issue of Journal of Peace Research, vol. 49, no. 1 (Jan. 2012) [contents](Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).
Climate Conversations: Questioning the Conflict Link (AlertNet, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Climate Refugees, Refugees or Under Own Protection?: A Comparative Study between Climate Refugees and Refugees Embraced by the United Nations Refugee Convention, Undergraduate thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences (Karlstad University, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Coping with Climate Change (IRIN, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement,” RSC Seminar Series 2012  Podcast [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Language Analysis in the United Kingdom’s Refugee Status Determination System: Seeing through Policy Claims about ‘Expert Knowledge’,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Forthcoming Article, 3 Jan. 2012 [free full-text]

– See also related comment.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Moving the Virtual Border to the Cellular Level: Mandatory DNA Testing and the U.S. Refugee Family Reunification Program,” California Law Review, vol. 99, no. 6 (Dec. 2011) [full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Observations on EXCOM’s 60th Session (2009): Does UNHCR Need (More) EXCOM Conclusions?,” Refuge, vol. 27, no. 2 (2010) [full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Refugee Protection and International Migration: Achievements, Challenges and Lessons Learned from UNHCR’s 10-Point Plan Project (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

They’re Not ‘Economic Migrants: Why Refugees and Asylum-seekers Have the Right to Work (Refugees and the Right to Work, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Event: Hilary Term 2012 RSC Public Seminar Series: Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement

Apologies for Cross Posting

RSC Seminar SeriesThe Refugee Studies Centre atOxford will devote the Hilary Term 2012 Public Seminar Series to Critical Approaches to Environmental Displacement. The seminar series is convened by Dr Alexander Betts,

University Lecturer in Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre.

The Public Seminar Series will take place each Wednesday, from 5 p.m in Seminar Room 1 at QEH, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB.

Seminars may be subject to change at the last minute; please visit www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

If you require special access please contact us in advance. Email: rsc-outreach@qeh.ox.ac.uk