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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]


New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking/Migrant Smuggling; and General

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 Human Trafficking/Migrant Smuggling

Electronic Bulletin on Trafficking, no. 8 (May 2013) [full-text]
– Newsletter from the Canadian Council on Refugees.

An EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings [info]
– Newly-launched forum for combating human trafficking.

Migrant Smuggling in the Horn of Africa and Yemen: The Political Economy and Protection Risks, Mixed Migration Research Series, no. 1 (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, June 2013) [text]

Pushed to the Brink: Conflict and Human Trafficking on the Kachin-China Border (Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/23/48 (UN General Assembly, March 2013) [text]

Sold to the Sea: Human Trafficking in Thailand’s Fishing Industry (Environmental Justice Foundation, May 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on General

Alert 2013! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding (School for a Culture of Peace, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Irregular Mixed Maritime Movements: Comparing the Horn of Africa and the Asia-Pacific (RMMS Secretariat, May 2013) [text]

Joint Reflections on Migration and Development, Geneva, 30-31 May 2013 [info]
– See also the draft programme, concept note and background paper.

Migration and Development Policies and Practices: A Mapping Study of Eleven European Countries and the European Commission (ICMPD & ECDPM, May 2013) [access]
– Follow link for full report and individual country chapters.

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 [text]

That 1990s Feeling, or How Conflict-related Internal Displacement Never Really Went Away (TerraNullius, April 2013) [text]

UNHCR Global Report 2012 (UNHCR, June 2013) [access]
– This annual report “offers a comprehensive view of the agency’s challenges and achievements worldwide.”


New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Disasters; Human Trafficking/Smuggling ; and

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 Publications on Climate Change/Disasters

Global Estimates 2012: People Displaced by Disasters is a newly-released report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).  It finds that “98% of all displacement in 2012 [an estimated 32.4 million people] was related to climate- and weather-related events… .”  Follow the link to access the text of the report, a press release, global estimates highlights, and a map.

Other recent publications:

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Migration, Commission Staff Working Document, no. SWD(2013) 138 final (European Commission, April 2013) [text]

CRED Crunch, no. 31 (March 2013) [full-text]
– Provides data for natural disasters in 2012.

Measuring Disasters’ Full Impact (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [access]

“Wet Feet Marching: Climate Justice and Sustainable Development for Climate Displaced Nations in the South Pacific,” Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 14, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Where the Sea has Risen too High Already (IPS, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Human Trafficking/Smuggling

Analysis: Southeast Asia’s Human Trafficking Conundrum (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Assistance and Protection of Smuggled Migrants: International Law and Australian Practice,” Sydney Law Review, vol. 35, no. 1 (2013) [full-text]

Global Eye on Human Trafficking, no. 12 (April 2013) [full-text]
– A news bulletin from IOM.

In Brief: Raids Free Enslaved Migrants/Refugees in Yemen (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

‘No to People Smuggling’: A Review of Australia’s Anti-migrant Smuggling Awareness Campaigns (Migrant Smuggling Working Group, May 2013) [text]

Stuck in Traffic: How Helpful is the Trafficking Framework? (COMPAS Blog, May 2013) [text]

New General Publications

Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2013) [info via
– Follow link for text of introduction.

Regional Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration: Approaches, Recent Activities and Implications for Global Governance of Migration, Migration Research Series, no. 45 (IOM, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Report on IASFM14: The 14th Conference of The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Kolkata, 6-9 January 2013 [text]

Transitions and Durable Solutions for Displaced Persons: 21 Reasons for Optimism, Presentation at the Transitions and Solutions Roundtable, Amsterdam, 18-19 April  2013 [text]



New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking; Development-induced Displacement; and General Works

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 Publications on Human Trafficking

Egypt: Human Trafficking in Sinai (Think Africa Press, April 2013) [text]

Forced and Servile Marriage in the Context of Human Trafficking, Research in Practice, no. 32 (Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2013) [text]

“Modern-day Slavery in Focus,” The Guardian (April 2013) [access]
– Special series; read the rationale for it here.

Trafficking in Human Beings (Eurostat, 2013) [text]
– First EU-level report on statistics on trafficking in human beings, with data for 2008-2010; see also related materials.

The Under-subscription of T-1 Visas: A Study on America’s Conceptualization of Human Trafficking Victims, Undergraduate Honors Thesis (Duke University, Dec. 2012) [text]

New Publications on Development-induced Displacement

Displacement: Colombia’s Inescapable Burden? (Fletcher Forum, April 2013) [text]
– Note: Photo sourced from this blog post.

Displacement and Resistance: The Ogiek of Kenya (Think Africa Press, March 2013) [text]

The Displacement Decathlon: Olympian Struggles for Affordable Housing from Atlanta to Rio de Janeiro (Design Observer Group, April 2013) [text]

Electricity for all but those the Kariba Dam Displaced (IPS, March 2013) [text]

Evicted from Ancestral Lands: Botswana’s Basarwa Minority (Think Africa Press, March 2013) [text]

Resettlement Conflicts Follow Mozambique’s Mining Boom (IRIN, March 2013) [text]

The World Bank Must Stop Underwriting Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia (TerraNullius, March 2013) [text]
– See also related New York Review of Books blog post and recent statement from World Bank.

New General Publications

Human Rights and Democracy 2012 (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, April 2013) [text]

Introductory Remarks at Panel on “International Norm-Making on Forced Displacement: Challenges and Complexity,” 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, 28-31 March 2012 [text via SSRN]
– See also info. re. published proceedings; extracts of the various papers presented at the a/m panel are available, pp. 429-443.

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire? Migration from Fragile States to Fragile States, Working Paper, no. 9/2013 (OECD, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Putting Refugees in Their Place,” New Global Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (April 2013) [open access text]

Salience of Threat: The Effects of Dissident Violence and Ethnic Diversity on Internal Displacement, Paper presented at Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, 11-14 April 2013 [text via SSRN]

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 26 February 2013 [text]



New Thematic Publications on Human Trafficking & Refugees

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 Publications on Human Trafficking & Refugees

“Abuse and Trafficking among Female Migrants and Refugees,” Chapter in Violence against Women and Mental Health. Key Issues in Mental Health, vol. 178 (Karger, 2013) [abstract]

*Human Trafficking: Should be a Recognized Ground for Asylum (Birdsong’s Law Blog, March 2013) [text]

“Human Trafficking: The Case of Burmese Refugees in Thailand,” International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Latest Articles, 31 Jan. 2013 [abstract]

The Limits of Refugee Law: Human Trafficking and Challenges to the International Protection Regime, London, 21 Feb. 2013 [info] [video]

Reflections on Thailand (2): Linking Statelessness and Trafficking in Persons (Statelessness Programme Blog, March 2013) [text]

*Refugees and the Rashaida: Human Smuggling and Trafficking from Eritrea to Sudan and Egypt, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 254 (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]

Report by Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Following her Visit to Ireland from 30 January to 02 February 2012, Doc. No.  SEC.GAL/246/12 (OSCE, Feb. 2013) [text]
– See also related press release, which notes that the report found “that up to 60% of trafficking victims are being denied full entitlements and benefits as they are treated solely as asylum seekers… .”

“Ruthless Kidnapping Rings Reach from Desert Sands to U.S. Cities,” Wall Street Journal, 1 March 2013 [text]
– Above graphic accompanies article.

“Trafficking Risks for Refugees,” Societies Without Borders, vol. 7, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]
– See also earlier conference paper version.



New Thematic Publications on Migration; Detention; and Human Trafficking

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 Publications on Migration

“Collapsing Societies and Forced Migration,” Forced Migration Review 25th Anniversary Collection (March 2013) [text]
– “Looking through a displacement lens at environmental, technological, anthropological, political and other factors affecting societies now and in the past provides food for thought both on how we interpret the past and on how we envisage the future.”

Conceptualizing ‘Crisis Migration’ (SSRN, March 2013) [text]
– “…Does framing different types of migration as ‘crisis migration’ – for example, movement spurred by natural disasters, civil war, the impacts of climate change, or nuclear and industrial accidents – help to illuminate the nature of such movement and the kinds of policy responses required to address it? Or is this just another term for ‘forced migration’?…

Global Hearing on Refugees and Migration, The Hague, 4-5 June 2012 [text]
– Discussions focused on five key themes: “the impact of future demographic changes related to labour migration and refugees; political and social changes; the impact of the global economy; the urbanization of displaced people; and the impact of environmental and climate change on human mobility.”

“Measures to Ensure Respect for and Protection of the Human Rights of all Migrants, with Particular Reference to Women and Children, as well as to Prevent and Combat Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons, and to Ensure Regular, Orderly, and Safe Migration,” Roundtable 2: 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development Series, New York, 20 Feb. 2013 [access]
– Follow link for agenda, background info., summary report, and video.

Migrants in Times of Crisis: An Emerging Protection Challenge (International Peace Institute, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Meeting note for “Migrants in Times of Crisis: An Emerging Protection Challenge,” New York, 9 Oct. 2012.

*More Migration & More Mixed? Trends to Watch in 2013 (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Feb. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Detention

The Greek Authorities Must Urgently Accelerate the Asylum System Reforms and End Detention of asylum Seekers (Amnesty International, March 2013) [text via Refworld]

Immigration Detention in Australia (Parliamentary Library of Australia, updated March 2013) [text]

Q&A: Immigration Detention (CERIS Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Successful Immigration Detention Seminar Held on 1st February 2013 (Asylum-Network, Feb. 2013) [access]
– Follow link for audio files of presentations at “Supporting Immigration Detainees,” London, 1 Feb. 2013.

U.S. Looks to Overhaul Massive Immigration Detention System (IPS, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on Human Trafficking

Ad-hoc Query on Trafficking in Human Beings (EMN, Feb. 2013) [text]

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking (ECHR, Nov. 2012) [text]

Human Trafficking: Should be a Recognized Ground for Asylum (Birdsong’s Law Blog, March 2013) [text]

Methodological Debates in Human Rights Research: A Case Study of Human Trafficking in South Africa, MMG Working Paper 12-07 (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, 2012) [text]

The People Smugglers’ Business Model, Research Paper no. 2, 2012–13 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Feb. 2013) [text]

Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Jan. 2013) [text via Refworld]

Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Feb. 2013) [text via Refworld]

Trafficking of Migrant Workers for Forced Labour (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Jan. 2013) [text via Refworld]



New Publications on Human Trafficking/Smuggling; Older Refugees and 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 Publications on Human Trafficking/Smuggling

“Be Careful What You Pay for: Awareness Raising on Trafficking in Persons,” Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 11, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]

“Book Review: Human Rights and Migration: Trafficking for Forced Labour,” Eastern Journal of European Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Failure to Report: The Manifestly Unconstitutional Nature of the Human Smugglers Act (SSRN, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Human Trafficking in the United States,” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, vol. 31, no. 3-4 (2012)
– Published in two parts:  Part I, State of Knowledge; Part II, Survey of U.S. Government Web Resources for Publications and Data.

In the ‘War’ against Human Smuggling, Who Is Paying the Price? (Oppenheimer Chair, Jan. 2013) [text]

On the Anti-Trafficking Discourse and its Material Consequences (Sojourner Project Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]

UNHCR Concern at Refugee Kidnappings, Disappearances in Eastern Sudan (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]
– See also related UN news story.

New Publications on Older Refugees

“Ending Neglect of Older People in the Response to Humanitarian Emergencies,” PLoS Medicine, vol. 9, no. 12: e1001357 (Dec, 2012) [open access text]

Enhancing the Lives of Older Refugees: A Self Improvement Resource for Community Service Providers, Rhodes, Australia, 21 June 2012 [info]
– Here is the presentation and here is the guide.

Ensuring Inclusion of Older People in Initial Emergency Needs Assessments (HelpAge & ECHO, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions for Older People in Emergencies (HelpAge & ECHO, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Health Interventions for Older People in Emergencies (HelpAge & ECHO, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Publications on Health

“Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants from a Human Rights Perspective: A Comparative Study of Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands,”Health and Human Rights, vol. 14, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

“Cervical Cancer Screening among Vulnerable Women ,” Canadian Family Physician, vol. 58, no. 9 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

Cultural Traditions and the Reproductive Health of Somali Women (Univ. of San Francisco, Jan. 2013) [text]

Health Care for Undocumented Migrants: European Approaches (Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 2012) [text]

“High Levels of Mortality, Malnutrition, and Measles, among Recently-displaced Somali Refugees in Dagahaley Camp, Dadaab Refugee Camp Complex, Kenya, 2011,” Conflict and Health 7:1 (Jan. 2013) [open access text]

“How do General Practitioners Experience Providing Care to Refugees with Mental Health Problems? A Qualitative Study from Denmark,” BMC Family Practice 14:17 (Jan. 2013) [open access text]

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care [access]
– All content is freely accessible this week until 10 Feb. 2013.

“Translating Health Care: Stories from Refugees, Providers, and Friends,” Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, vol. 3, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]


New Publications on Health; Refugees in Scotland; Migration Policy; Human Trafficking and Asylum Legal Aid

Publications on Health

“Translating Healthcare: Stories from refugees, providers, and friends.”
By Miriam Mara, Kevin Brooks.

Drawing on interviews and participatory observation, this article weaves stories of translating healthcare told from the perspectives of refugees, health care providers, and friends. The research finds that while literal translations of documents and information are important to the health care process for refugees of New Americans, cultural translations of concepts like health care and preventive care are perhaps even more important. That translation, however, is not simple or literal either; refugees and New Americans may resist, or remain suspicious of, these concepts even once understood. Friends of refugees can provide an important role in helping with cultural and institutional translations, and their role should be consider as part of a culturally-centered approach to healthcare, as outlined by Dutta (2008). Note: all participant and researcher names have been changed in order to protect human subjects.

“The introduction of the voice of the subaltern participant in the discursive space elucidates the interaction between structure and agency” (Dutta, 2008 p. 248).

(Source: Kevin Brooks).

Cultural Traditions and the Reproductive Health of Somali Women: Comprehensive Research Report
By Nancy Deyo.
[Access Full Report]
See Also – “Minnesota Somalis lack culturally competent reproductive health care” .
(Source: Kevin Brooks)

Publications form the Minority Ethnic Matters Overview (MEMO) Newsletter.

MEMO is produced by the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities in partnership with BEMIS – empowering Scotland’s ethnic and cultural minority communities. It provides an overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.

Publications from Memo 336

Improving the Lives of Refugees in Scotland after the Referendum: An Appraisal of the Options
By the Scottish Refugee Council
[Download Full Report]

Fair and democratic migration policy: A principled framework for the UK
By the IPPR.
[Download Full Report]

Beyond borders: Human trafficking from Nigeria to the UK
By the IPPR.
[Download Full Report]

Publications from Memo 332

Justice At Risk: Quality and Value for Money in Asylum Legal Aid
By the Runnymede Trust
[Download Full Report]



New Publications on Human Trafficking; Refugees & Host Communities; and New Novel `Five Grounds’

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 Human Trafficking

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States.  President Obama has also declared January 2013 as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.”

Some recent publications include:

C.N. v. United Kingdom: The Court Addresses Domestic Servitude (Strasbourg Observers, Nov. 2012) [text]

Counter Trafficking and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants: Annual Report Activities 2011 (IOM, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Domestic Workers across the World: Global and Regional Statistics and the Extent of Legal Protection (ILO, Jan. 2013) [text]

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Spotlight on Domestic Workers (Huffington Post, Jan. 2013) [text]

The International Legal Frameworks Concerning Trafficking in Persons (Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Slavery’s Global Comeback,” The Atlantic, 19 Dec. 2012 [text]

Publications on Refugees & Host Communities

Helpdesk Research Report: Preventing Conflict between Refugees and Host Communities (Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, Oct. 2012) [textvia ReliefWeb]

Helping Refugees by Respecting and Assisting their Hosts in Burkina Faso (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Host Community Impacts from the Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya,” World Disasters Report 2012 (IFRC, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Large Refugee Populations, Resource Scarcity and Conflict,” Paper presented at the International Political Science Association World Congress, Madrid, 8-12 July 2012 [text]

“Perceptions of the Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: The Case of Liberian Refugees in Ghana,” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Online First, July 2012 [abstract]

Radio Station Launched to Foster Peace among Refugees and Host Communities in Kenya (IOM, Nov. 2012) [text]

South Sudan: Tensions Grow between Refugees and Host Community (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Novel: Five Grounds

The Asylumist blog just reported on the publication of anew novel called Five Grounds.  It’s written by Scott Rempell, a former immigration lawyer in the U.S. and now a professor at South Texas College of Law.  It tells the stories of three different asylum-seekers, the journeys they undertake to leave their countries, and their experiences with the U.S. asylum system.

Visit the companion web site for more information.


New Publications on Health; Children; and Human Trafficking & Smuggling

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 Health

“Evaluating the Mental Health Training Needs of Community-based Organizations Serving Refugees,” Advances in Social Work, vol. 13, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (WHO et al., Oct. 2012) [text]

Mental Health Needs Not Being Met for Immigrants and Refugees (CERIS, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Occupational Upheaval During Resettlement and Migration: Findings of Global Ethnography With Refugees With Disabilities,” OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, vol. 32, no. 1 (Suppl.) (Winter 2012) [full-text via Creighton University]

“Refugees’ views of the Effectiveness of Support Provided by their Host Countries,” European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 3 (2012) [open access text]

“A Study of Complementary Therapies and Counselling: An Integrative Model for Refugee Health Care,” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12(Suppl 1):P368 (June 2012) [open access text]

Publications on Children

Broken Futures: Young Afghan Asylum Seekers in the UK and on Return to their Country of Origin, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 246 (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Children and War: How ‘Soft’ Research Can Answer the Hard Questions in Political Science,” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 10, no. 2 (June 2012) [full-text via Chris Blattman]

Child Protection Network (Community-based Child Care Center) Nepal (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Looks at Mentor-Mentee Program.

Child Protection Network (Early Childhood Development Center) Nepal (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

Child Protection Network (Community-based Child Care Center) Nepal (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]
– Looks at Community based Child Care Center (CCCC) program.

Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors in Australia: An Overview of National Support Arrangements and Key Emerging Issues, MYAN Policy Paper (Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Sept. 2012) [text via BroCAP]

Publications on Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Is the Immigration of Korean Sex Workers to the United States Sex Trafficking or Migrant Smuggling? (Brookings Institution, Oct. 2012) [text]

Migrant Women Trapped in Sex Trade (IPS, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Seeking Asylum for Former Child Soldiers and Victims of Human Trafficking,”Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 39, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Oct. 2012) [text]

Young Refugee Council Clients Give Evidence in Child Trafficking Case (Refugee Council, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Note “witchcraft” element in this case.


Call for papers: “Debate” Section in Anti-Trafficking Review

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

‘Debate’ on the Role of Border Controls in the Response to Human Trafficking

ADDENDUM to the call for papers for the Anti-Trafficking Review, Issue 2 Special Issue: Human Rights at the Border


The Anti-Trafficking Review is interested in the role of border controls in anti-trafficking responses.  Issue 2 of the journal will include a ‘Debate’ section specifically looking at how borders and national security measures make migration more expensive and difficult, increasing risks, and, conversely, how aspects of border interventions may prevent trafficking and uphold human rights.  Debate contributors are asked to write on the positive and/or negative implications (including but not limited to human rights) of the following part of Article 11 of the Trafficking Protocol and Article 7 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings: “States Parties shall strengthen, to the extent possible, such border controls as may be necessary to prevent and detect trafficking in persons.” What should be the role for border controls in the anti-trafficking response, if there should be one at all?

Contributions should be no more than 4000 words, including footnotes and abstract, and sent to submissions@gaatw.org by 15 January 2013.  Please see our Style Guide at www.antitraffickingreview.org before submitting.

[List moderator’s note:  The original call for papers for this Special Issue is available at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1210&L=forced-migration&F=&S=&P=1062 .]


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 Humanitarian Assistance; Transitional Justice; Human Trafficking; Fostering; and Racism

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report for 2012 was launched on 19 July 2012.  It “uses the latest data to present the most comprehensive assessment of the international humanitarian financing response. The report considers how this response has measured up to the scale of global humanitarian crises and reflects on the timeliness, proportionality, and phasing of investments.”

The text can be accessed via the GHA Reports page.  See also reflections on the report from Oxfam and theFeinstein International Center, as well as related news stories from IPS and IRIN.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and the International Center for Transitional Justice recently wrapped two years of research on “Transitional Justice and Displacement.” The “project explored the ways in which transitional justice processes can address forced migration, involve refugees and IDPs, and support durable solutions to displacement. The results of this project suggest that transitional justice may be an important part of effective responses to forced migration. At the same time, incorporating displacement as a critical human rights concern may strengthen transitional justice initiatives.”

Findings were presented at a panel discussion in New York and an event in Washington, DC.  Project outputs include the following:
– a book entitled Transitional Justice and Displacement, ed. by Roger Duthie (Social Science Research Council, July 2012),
– a series of case studies, and
– a final project report
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Crime of Displacement: Holding Leaders Accountable (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2012) [text]

Displacement, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: Assumptions, Challenges and Lessons, Policy Briefing no. 9 (RSC, April 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Ending the 2006 Internal Displacement Crisis in Timor-Leste: Between Humanitarian Aid and Transitional Justice, Migration Research Series, no. 44 (IOM, June 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Where Law Meets Reality: Forging African Transitional Justice (Pambazuka Press, July 2012) [info]
– See esp. chapter entitled “The nexus between forced migration and transitional justice.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Zimbabwe: Taking Transitional Justice to the Diaspora (Chatham House, April 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The UK’s response to human trafficking: Fit for purpose?
A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Relations, (IPPR).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network).

Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Young People: A research project
By Jim Wade, Ala Sirriyeh, Ravi Kohli and John Simmonds and published by the University of York.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Network E-Bulletin).

Back to the Future: Racism Still Rules.
Written by John Grayson for the Institute of Race Relations.
(Source: Network E-Bulletin).

New Publications on Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Humanitarian Assistance

Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 1 (June 2012) [full-text]
– Theme for this new periodical published by GAATW is “Where’s the Accountability?”. Includes the article “A Lie More Disastrous than the Truth: Asylum and the identification of trafficked women in the UK.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016 (European Commission, June 2012) [text via Refworld]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Forced Labor, Human Trafficking and Mental Health: The Experiences of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Malaysia (Health Equity Initiatives, May 2012) [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, June 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

People Trafficking in Australia, Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 441 (Australian Institute of Criminology, June 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Indigenous Voices in Asia-Pacific: Identifying the Information and Communication Needs of Indigenous Peoples (UNDP, 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Concept of Human Security as a Tool for Analysing the Consequences of Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement (SSRN, March 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Housing and Urbanization: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of Resettlement Projects in Hồ Chí Minh City (SIT Graduate Institute, May 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012 (Minority Rights Group International, June 2012) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Workshop Report: Dana Declaration +10 (RSC, May 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Building Resilient Managers in Humanitarian Organisations: Strengthening Key Organizational Structures and Personal Skills that Promote Resilience in Challenging Environments (People In Aid, Dec. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Ending the Everyday Emergency: Resilience and Children in the Sahel (World Vision and Save the Children, July 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Essential Medicines List for Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean (PAHO, July 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Platforms for Private Sector: Humanitarian Collaboration (Humanitarian Futures Programme, July 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)