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New Thematic Publications on Resettlement; 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/

New Thematic Publications on Resettlement

The Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) took place in Geneva from 1-3 July 2013. Held annually since 1995, “[t]he consultations have become an important vehicle for UNHCR’s cooperation with governments and NGOs and a mechanism to enhance partnership. They offer a forum to review progress on resettlement issues during the year, but more importantly, to re-focus and shape a joint strategy on resettlement.”  Here is the agenda.  Various operational guidance notes and assessment tools are also available.  This newsletter shares resettlement stories and notable developments; see also ICMC’s update.  Finally, here are UNHCR’s projected global resettlement needs for 2014.

Other publications:

CCR Responds to Government Announcement on Resettlement of Syrian Refugees (Canadian Council for Refugees, July 2013) [text]

The Integration of Resettled Refugees: Essentials for Establishing a Resettlement Programme and Fundamentals for Sustainable Resettlement Programmes (UNHCR, 2013) [text]

“Know Reset Project Maps Diverging Resettlement Practices and Legal Frameworks across Europe,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin (12 July 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Children

“Alone and Unrepresented: A Call to Congress to Provide Counsel for Unaccompanied Minors,” Harvard Journal on Legislation, vol. 50, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Cash and Child Protection: How Cash Transfer Programming Can Protect Children from Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Violence (Save the Children, Sept. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 (UNICEF, July 2013) [access via UN Pulse]

L’enfant dans l’asile: prise en considération de sa vulnérabilité et de son intérêt supérieur (CBAR, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Workshop Report – The Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors from the EU: Family Tracing and Government Accountability in the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) Project, Oxford, 3 May 2013 [text]

New Thematic Publications on Statelessness

Compilation of Recommendations relating to Statelessness in Outcome Documents from the 1st Cycle (1st-12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Compilation of Recommendations relating to Statelessness during the Second Cycle (13th – 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UNHCR, July 2013) [text]

Legally Invisible, Fighting for Health Care (ENS Blog, July 2013) [text]

“Stateless in Shangri-La: Minority Rights, Citizenship, and Belonging in Bhutan,” Stanford Journal of International Law, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer2012) [text via SSRN]

UNHCR’s Verdict on Statelessness Activities over Last Two Years: “Unprecedented” (Statelessness Programme Blog, July 2013) [text]

 

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 Africa; Asia; amd 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 Africa

Atelier de Réflexion – Foncier Rural et Solutions Durables en Côte d’Ivoire: Logement, Terre et Biens en Situation de Déplacement, Abidjan, 2-4 Octobre 2012 (IDMC, June 2013) [text]

Central African Republic: Abandoned to its Fate? (MSF, July 2013) [text]

CORI Country Report: Democratic Republic of Congo; Human Rights Issues (CORI, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Durable Solutions: Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return (DRC & NRC, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

For Malian Refugees, Peace Deal Does Not Guarantee Safe Return (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

Mission Conjointe d’Evaluation de la Sécurité Alimentaire des Réfugiés Centrafricains du Camp de Belom à Maro au Sud du Tchad (WFP & UNHCR, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Protection and Assistance Challenges Demand a Firm Response (Refugees International, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Asia

Gender and Livelihoods among Internally Displaced Persons in Mindanao, Philippines (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Needs Assessment and Engagement Strategy in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (Danish Refugee Council, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life in the Rohingya’s Myanmar: A Q & A with Photojournalist Greg Constantine (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Operational Guidance Note: North Korea (DPRK) (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People: Promoting Capacity and Response for Irregular Migration, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 (RSIS Centre for NTS Studies, 2013) [text]

Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“They Say We Should Be Grateful,” Mass Rehousing and Relocation Programs in Tibetan Areas of China (HRW, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Chief Welcomes Regional Commitments in Central Asia to Protect Migrant and Asylum-seeker Rights (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syrians

Behind the Scenes of the “Most Complex” Refugee Operation in the World (IRIN, July 2013) [text]

Egypt: Do Not Return Asylum Seekers to Syria (HRW, July 2013) [text]

From Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley: Trip Report on Syrian Refugees (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Joint Education Needs Assessment: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan (UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five More Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Europe and Thematic Publications on Health

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

“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 Thematic Publications on Health

“Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Multimedia Training: A Mixed-methods Study of Effect on Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes, Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in Humanitarian Settings,” Conflict and Health 7:14 (July 2013) [open access text]

“GP and Registrar Involvement in Refugee Health: A Needs Assessment,” Australian Family Physician, vol. 42, no. 6 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Health Behaviors Associated with Chronic Disease Development and Management among Iraqi Refugees,” Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations, no. 76 (Thomas Jefferson University, June 2013) [text]

“HIV-related Risk Factors among Black African Migrants and Refugees in Christchurch, New Zealand: Results from the Mayisha-NZ Survey,” The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 126, no. 1376 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Piloting Community-based Medical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Conflict-affected Karen State of Eastern Burma,” Conflict and Health 7:12 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Social Inequalities in Mental Health and Mortality among Refugees and Other Immigrants to Sweden – Epidemiological Studies of Register Data,” Global Action Health, vol. 6 (2013) [open access text]

“Subjective Quality of Life in War-affected Populations,” BMC Public Health 13:624 (July 2013) [open access text]

“Suicide and Suicidal Ideation among Bhutanese Refugees — United States, 2009–2012,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 62, no. 26 (July 2013) [public domain text]

“A Systematic Review of Naturalistic Interventions in Refugee Populations,” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, forthcoming (2013) [preprint]

UNHCR Lebanon Operational Guidance (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

 

New Regional Publications on Europe; Syria; and Australia & New Zealand

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

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2012 (EASO, 2013) [text via Refworld]

Brief Information Note on the Main Asylum-Related Legal Changes in Hungary as of 1 July 2013 (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, July 2013) [text via Refworld]

An EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement: Undermining the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers? (Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, June 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Frontier Europe: Human Rights Abuses on Greece’s Border with Turkey (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text]

Pope Francis Visits Lampedusa in Solidarity with Migrants and Residents (ICMC, July 2013) [text]

Sweden and Immigration: From Economic Migrants to Humanitarians (SSRN, Nov. 2012) [text]

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Act Amending the International Protection Act (EVA 2013-1711-00240) (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Aliens Act in Slovenia (UNHCR, 2013?) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syria

Failing Syrian Refugees in Iraq’s Kurdish Region: International Actors Can Do More (Norwegian Refugee Council, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Iraq/Jordan/Turkey: Syrians Blocked from Fleeing War (Human Rights Watch, July 2013) [text]

Lebanese Contradictory Responses to Syrian Refugees Include Stress, Hospitality, Resentment, Policy Brief (Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs & Fafo, June 2013) [text]
– See also other materials related to this project.

Nowhere People: The Refugees of Syria by Moises Saman (Time Magazine LightBox, July 2013) [access]
– Photo essay.

Syria’s Spinoff Crisis (Brown Political Review, June 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Can the Breaking Point Be Prevented? (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, June 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugees in Turkey: The Limits of an Open Door Policy (UpFront Blog, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Australia & New Zealand

Opportunity:

Refugees & Australia, 1972-2012 [info]
– Special exhibit that runs until 12 May 2014 at the Migration Museum in Adelaide, Australia.

Publications:

A Better Way: Regional Cooperation, Policy Brief (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2013) [text]

Bob Carr and the Ghost of Philip Ruddock (Inside Story, July 2013) [text]

FactCheck: Are Asylum Seekers Really Economic Migrants? (The Conversation, July 2013) [text]

Just Hook around Tasmania and Pop across the Tasman (Inside Story, June 2013) [text]

No Country is an Island (Inside Story, June 2013) [text]

“Pragmatic Answers to the Asylum Seeker Question,” Eureka Street Extra (June 2013) [text]

Pushed to the Margins: Building Pathways towards Greater Social Inclusion for Refugee Women in Australia (Australian Centre for Leadership for Women, June 2013) [text via BroCAP]

“Why Bob Carr is Kidding Himself about Refugees,” Eureka Street, vol. 23, no. 13 (July 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day: New Zealand at Risk of Abusing Human Rights in the Name of Border Control (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text]

World Refugee Day 2013: Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, June 2013) [text]

 

 

Re-blog: New Issues of EASO News, EJML, IJMHSC, Intl. J. Min. & Grp. Rts., Intervention, Migr. Inter., Wom. & Ther.

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/

EASO News (June 2013) [full-text via EASO Monitor]
– News from the European Asylum Support Office.

 European Journal of Migration & Law, vol. 15, no. 2 (2013) [contents]

– Mix of articles including “Is the Right of the Child to Liberty Safeguarded in the Common European Asylum System?.”

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 9, no. 2 (2013) [contents]
– Mix of articles including “Neither Here nor There? Place and Placemaking in the Lives of Separated Children” and “‘Solving Tension:’ Coping among Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal.”

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, vol. 20 (2013) [contents]
– Special issue on “Critical Reflections on Refugee Law.”

Intervention, vol. 11, no. 2 (July 2013) [contents]
– Mix of articles including field reports on Bhutanese refugees in Nepal and on Iraqi refugees and Syrian IDPs in Syria.

Migraciones Internacionales, vol. 7, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2013) [full-text]
– Mix of articles including “Implications of the Debate on Irregular Migration in the European and Spanish Asylum Regime” and “Espacio e identidad en campamentos de refugiados: Experiencia del grupo musical Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.”

Women & Therapy, vol. 36, nos. 3&4 (2013) [contents]
– Special issue on “Women and Immigration”; includes “Women Seeking Political Asylum: Negotiating Authority, Gender and a Lost Home.”

 

New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour;

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/

Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour

“The Asylum Claim for Victims of Attempted Trafficking,”Journal of Law & Social Policy, vol. 8, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Combating Trafficking as Modern-day Slavery: A Matter of Non-discrimination and Empowerment (OSCE, Nov. 2012) [text via Refworld]

“Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps,” Emory International Law Review, vol. 26, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: Media Coverage in 2012 (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, June 2013) [text]

International Law against Sex Trafficking, in Perspective, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-85 (SSRN, June 2013) [text]

Precarious Lives: Experiences of Forced Labour among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in England [access]
– Follow link for final research report, executive summary and other related papers.

Smuggling and Trafficking from the East and Horn of Africa: Executive Summary (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Law/Policy Items

“The 1956 Hungarian Refugee Emergency, An Early and Instructive Case of Resettlement,” Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 5, no. 2 (2013) [open access text]

Case Watch: Assessing Risk in Non-Refoulement Cases (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]
– Discusses two recent UN Human Rights Committee decisions.

“International Refugee Law,” The Year in Review: An Annual Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law, vol. 47 (2013) [access]
– Scroll to p. 349 in full issue or go to relevant section.

Lessons from Arusha and Cape Town: UNHCR’s Perspective on the Relationship between IHL and International Refugee Law, Presentation at “Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law, Oxford, 11-12 February 2013 [text]

NGO Statement on International Protection, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [access]
– Other NGO Statements are available on ICVA’s web site.

Note on International Protection, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.10, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]
– Other Standing Committee documents are available here.

UNHCR Comments and Recommendations on the Proposed Amendments to the Asylum Act and the Aliens Act (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]
– Comments shared with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

“What Do We Know So Far about Emotion and Refugee Law?,” Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 1 (2013) [full-text via Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law]

New Thematic Publications on General

“Development Responses to Forced Migration,” Presentation at 5th West Asia-North Africa Forum, Amman, 10-11 June 2013 [access]

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2012 (Council of the European Union, May 2013) [text]

International Migration Outlook 2013 (OECD, June 2013) [access]
– See also related NYT article.

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/RES/23/8 (Human Rights Council, June 2013) [text via Refworld]
– Extends Special Rapporteur’s mandate by three years.

Refugees and Displacement (Thomson Reuters Foundation, June 2013) [text]
– Special briefing.

Thematic Compilation of General Assembly and Economic and Social Council Resolutions, 3rd ed. (UNHCR, June 2013) [access]

The World and Its Refugees (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]