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New Publications on Housing/Land/Property; Legal Items; Statelessness and Rohingya

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 Housing/Land/Property

Colombia – Third Phase Protection of Land and Patrimony of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Project: Restructuring (World Bank, Oct. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Kampala Convention on Internal Displacement in Africa: What Does It Mean for Housing, Land and Property Restitution? (Terra Nullius, Oct. 2012) [text]

Myanmar at the HLP Crossroads: Proposals for Building an Improved Housing, Land and Property Rights Framework that Protects the People and Supports Sustainable Economic Development (Displacement Solutions, Oct. 2012) [text]

Ownership to Occupation: The Forced Evictions and Internal Displacement of the People of the Syrian Golan (Al-Marsad, May 2012) [text]

Russian Olympic Preparation Displaces Nearby Residents (Human Rights Brief Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Situation of Victims of Forced Displacement in Colombia (Human Rights Brief Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

Standing Their Ground: Thousands Face Violent Eviction in China (Amnesty International, Oct. 2012) [text]

Publications on Legal Items

“De Lege Ferenda: ‘Sovereignty as Responsibility’ as a Framework for International Internally Displaced Persons Law,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

“An Effective Remedy in the Context of Asylum Applications: A Comparative Study between France and Ireland,” The Researcher, vol. 7, no. 2 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]

“The Expulsion of Aliens and Other Topics: The Sixty-Fourth Session of the International Law Commission,” American Journal of International Law, vol. 107 (forthcoming, 2013) [preprint]

“‘They’re chasing these people to death’: Human Rights Defenders and Asylum,” The Researcher, vol. 7, no. 2 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]

To Be or Not to Be: The ‘Environmental Refugee’ (SSRN, Oct. 2012) [text]

The UK’s Role in the International Refugee Protection System (Refugee Council, Oct. 2012) [text]

Publications on Statelessness:

Background on Statelessness (APRRN, Oct. 2012) [text]

An Instant Best Practice: Philippines’ New Stateless Status Determination Procedure (ENS Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Nando Sigona Interviewed by Voice of Russia on Children at Risk of Statelessness in UK (RSC, Nov. 2012) [access]

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism (openDemocracy, Nov. 2012) [access]
– Guest editorial partnership week beginning 5 Nov. 2012.  Read the introduction from the guest editor.

Russia and The Baltics: The Great Statelessness Game (ENS Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

*Under the Radar and Under Protected: The Urgent Need to Address Stateless Children’s Rights (UNHCR & PLAN, June 2012) [text]

Publications on Rohingya:

Burma Raises Prospect of Rohingya Citizenship (Refugees International Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

Plight of the Rohingya: ASEAN Credibility Again at Stake, RSIS Commentaries, no. 207/2012 (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nov. 2012) [text]

“The Unknown Fate of the Stateless Rohingya,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

‘Untold Lives: Statelessness and Minority Rights in Burma,” The Politic, 2 Nov. 2012 [text]


New Publications on Schengen; UK Labour Market; Housing; Morocco; Inspections; Immigration

Schengen and solidarity:the fragile balance between mutual trust and mistrust.
A new policy paper by the European Policy Centre.
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network)

Immigration and the UK Labour Market: The Latest Evidence from Economic Research.
By the Centre for Economic Performance
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network)

Benefits and Housing in the UK: A Guide for Refugees Living with HIV.
By the National Aids Trust.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network)

Responses to irregular migration in Morocco: Promising changes, persisting challenges.
By the Institute for Public Policy Research, (IPPR).
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network)

An Inspection of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Immigration Team.
A new inspection report the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network)
See Also – UKBA Response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report

Parochial and Cosmopolitan Britain: Examining the Social Divide in Reactions to Immigration.
By Robert Ford.
Transatlantic Trends Immigration Focus Paper.
[Download Full Report]

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 194).
House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee: 6th Report of Session 2012-2013.
[Download Full Report]


Publications on Housing; Gender & LGBT Matters; Protection; and Middle East/North Africa

Climate Displacement in Bangladesh: The Need for Urgent Housing, Land and Property Rights Solutions (Displacement Solutions, May 2012) [text]

From Shelter to Housing: Security of Tenure and Integration in Protracted Displacement Settings (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2011; posted May 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
– See also related comment on TerraNullius.

“‘Home Tonight? What? Where?’ An Exploratory Study of the Meanings of House, Home and Family among the Former Vietnamese Refugees in a Canadian City,”Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung = Forum: Qualitative Social Research, vol. 13, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

IDPs in Host Families and Host Communities: Assistance for Hosting Arrangements (UNHCR, April 2012) [text]

Frozen Words: Memory and Sexual Violence amongst Sudanese Refugee Women in Cairo, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 240 (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]

Opening Doors: A Global Survey of NGO Attitudes towards LGBTI Refugees & Asylum Seekers (ORAM, June 2012) [text]

“A Question of Discretion: A Critical Analysis of New Legal and Evidentiary Hurdles for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Asylum Seekers in the United Kingdom,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 1 (June 2012) [full-text]

Asylum under Threat: Assessing the Protection of Somali Refugees in Dadaab Refugee Camps and along the Migration Corridor (Danish Refugee Council, June 2012) [text]

Interim Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Côte d’Ivoire (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]

Is India a ‘Safe Third Country’ for a Bhutanese Citizen Seeking Asylum in the United States? (SSRN, Feb. 2012) [text]

Roundtable on Due Process Considerations relating to the Use of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Status Determination Procedures, London, 22 May 2012 [text]

Serbia as a Safe Country: Revisited (Hungarian Helsinki Committee, June 2012) [textvia Refworld]

Smuggling of Asylum-seekers and Criminal Justice, RLI Working Paper, no. 5 (Refugee Law Initiative, June 2012) [text]

The Arab Spring and Beyond: Summary of Recent Workshop (RSC, June 2012) [access]

“The Education of Adult Refugees in Cairo: Influences and Impacts,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 1 (June 2012) [full-text]

Frozen Words: Memory and Sexual Violence amongst Sudanese Refugee Women in Cairo, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 240 (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]

Joint Needs Assessment of Sahrawi Refugees in Algeria, 4 to 14 October 2011 (WFP & UNHCR, 2011; posted 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life of a Refugee (American University in Cairo, May 2012) [access]
– Documentary of refugees seeking protection in Egypt.

North Africa and Displacement 2011-2012 [access]
– Focus of new issue of Forced Migration Review.

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (ANERA, June 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

The source for all of these publications was the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog at: http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Publications on Europe; Humanitarian Space; Housing

SOS Europe

SOS Europe

S.O.S. Europe – Human Rights and Migration Control.
A new report by Amnesty International.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants at Sea Blog).

Marketing Humanitarian Space: Argument and Method in Humanitarian Persuasion.
By Hugo Slim.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP).

Evaluation of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (CBHA) pilot phase.
Authors: Cosgrave, J., Polastro, R. and W. van Eekelen.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP)

UK migrants and the private rented sector: A policy and practice report from the Housing and Migration Network.
By John Perry.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Moving London).

Connecting with the Private Rented Sector: Building integrated housing services for refugees.
By Chris Wadham for HACT.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Moving London)

News Pubs. On Housing, Accomodation, Disasters, Trafficking, Burma, Displacement, Egypt

After the Deluge: Gender and Early Recovery Housing in Sindh, Pakistan, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 228 (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

“Between Control and Assistance: The Problem of European Accommodation Centres for Asylum Seekers,” International Migration, forthcoming (posted Jan. 2012) [text via SSRN]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Literature Review for Shelter after Disaster (Shelter Centre et al., 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Guidelines on Exemption Procedures in respect of Cessation Declarations (UNHCR, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Human Trafficking in Mexico and Neighbouring Countries: A Review of Protection Approaches, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 229 (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

More ‘Trafficking,’ Less ‘Trafficked’: Trafficking for Exploitation Outside the Sex Sector in Europe (GAATW, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugees International (RI) has just released a new report called “Burma: An Opportunity to Expand Humanitarian Space.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement (Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, June 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Cost of Living: An Analysis of the Time and Money Spent by Refugees Accessing Services in Nairobi, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 230 (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)