Tag Archives: internal displacement

New Publications on Statelessness; Internal Displacement; and Protection-related Items

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 Statelessness

Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Integration: Growing Attention on the Role of the European Union in Tackling Statelessness? (ENS Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

The Humanitarian Side of Statelessness; Statelessness within the Framework of the Millennium Development Goals (SSRN, Feb. 2013)
– See also related comment on the Statelessness Programme blog.

Naturalization of Stateless Persons: The Standards of Facilitated Access to Citizenship (Statelessness Programme Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Paper Presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Collaboration with the Eugene Dupuch Law School to the Constitutional Commission of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Includes recommendations for changes to Bahama’s Constitution that would help prevent and reduce statelessness.

Reflections on Thailand (1): A Protracted and Neglected Situation of Statelessness (Statelessness Programme Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]
– First in a series of posts about statelessness among ethnic minorities in Thailand.

“Statelessness in the Context of State Succession: An Appraisal under International Law,” Chapter 3 in The Changing Role of Nationality in International Law (Routledge, March 2013) [info]

*Statelessness Programme Annual Report 2012 (Tilburg University, Jan. 2013) [text]

UNHCR Applauds Jamaica for Signing the International Convention to Protect Individuals without a Nationality (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Internal Displacement

Analysis: Afghan Government Promises Rethink on IDPs (IRIN, Feb. 2013) [text]

Flocks without Shepherds? Governmentality, Sovereignty and the Paradoxical Politics of IDP Protection Policy, Oxford, 30 Jan. 2013 [podcast]

Internally Displaced Persons in the Georgian Labour Market (Tbilisi State University, May 2012) [text]

Kampala Convention Breaks New Ground for Protecting Internally Displaced Persons (Human Rights Brief Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Letter from Chaloka Beyani (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Produced monthly (see back issues), the latest letter report’s on the project’s 5-year strategic plan and notes Kenya’s new IDP Act.

Philippines Passes Historic Bill to Protect Internally Displaced (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

Taking Stock of Internal Displacement: Twenty Years On, Geneva, 28-29 November 2012 [text]
– Conference report.

New Publications on Protection-related Items

Assessment of Credibility in Refugee and Subsidiary Protection Claims under the EU Qualification Directive: Judicial Criteria and Standards (IARLJ, 2013) [text]

CGRS Helps Young Salvadoran Girl in Asylum Bid to Escape Gang Violence (UC Hastings College of the Law, Feb. 2013) [text]

Continuing Forms of Persecution: An Examination of United States Policy Concerning Female Genital Mutilation and the Chinese “One Child” Policy (Birdsong’s Law Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

The Case for Mexican Asylum Seekers Fleeing Cartel Violence (Birdsong’s Law Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Organization of African Unity and African Union Engagement with Refugee Protection: 1963–2011,” African Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (Feb. 2013) [extract]

“Temporary Protection, Derogation and the 1951 Refugee Convention,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 13, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation and Asylum in the European Union – A Statistical Overview (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

 

 

 

 

 

New Publications on Internal Displacement by the IDMC

Internal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actorsInternal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actors

According to the African Union (AU), Africa is “a continent disproportionately affected by internal displacement”.1 The African region, with almost 10 million people internally displaced in 22 countries by armed conflict and other forms of violence, hosts more than one third of the 26.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide at the end of 2011.2 Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia rank globally among the states with the five biggest displacement situations.3 Even in African countries with smaller figures, very large percentages of people may be in displacement in regions primarily affected by violence.4 Such violence has multiple causes, including the long-lasting consequences of colonial heritage, outside intervention, crises of identity in multi-ethnic countries and conflicts over resources. Today, political exclusion and inequality between ethnic, regional or religious groups are particularly important drivers of violence.

By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Mali: Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Kenya: IDPs’ significant needs remain as inter-communal violence increases
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Haiti: A Humanitarian Crisis In Need Of A Development Solution
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Yemen: Internal displacement continues amid multiple crises
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

New Publications on Syria; Yemen; Bahrain; Frontex and Internal Displacement

Syrian Refugees: Reliance on Camps Creates Few Good Options.
A new report by Refugees International.

The civil war in Syria has forced large numbers of Syrians from their homes, and in many cases from the country entirely. Refugees continue to flee in record numbers, and there are currently almost 400,000 registered or waiting for registration in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey combined. The United Nations has said it expects this number could reach 700,000 by December 31, 2012. About half of all the registered Syrians are living in camps, but the other half remain in local host communities trying to get by on their own.

[Download a PDF of this report].
(Source: Refugees International – refugeesinternational.org.)

Conflict in Yemen: Abyan’s darkest hour.
A new report by Amnesty International.

For around 10 months leading up to mid-2012, Abyan governorate in southern Yemen was racked by armed conflict between government forces and Ansar al-Shari’a, an Islamist armed group affiliated to al-Qa’ida. This report documents violations committed by Ansar al-Shari’a when cities and towns in Abyan were under their control and during the subsequent armed conflict. These violations included recklessly exposing civilians to harm during attacks; killing captured soldiers; abducting civilians; and obstructing medical treatment for wounded people. It also shows how government forces used disproportionate force during the conflict.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Amnesty International press release – Yemen: Abyan conflict a human rights ‘catastrophe’).

Bahrain: Reform shelved, repression unleashed.
A new report by Amnesty International.

On the first anniversary of the BICI report, Amnesty International continues to call for true justice and accountability in Bahrain. The Bahraini government must immediately release all prisoners of conscience; conduct independent, effective and transparent investigations into allegations of torture; bring to justice anyone at any level of the chain of command who committed or gave the orders to commit abuses; and refrain from further use of unnecessary or excessive force against protesters. The international community should immediately condemn human rights violations and match their condemnation with action.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Amnesty International Press Release – Bahrain: Promises of reform broken, repression unleashed).

FRAN (Frontex Risk Assessment Network) Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2012 (April-June).
Quarterly report produced by Frontex.

On 10 October Frontex released its FRAN (Frontex Risk Assessment Network) Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2012 (April-June). As is always the case, the 70 page report contains a significant amount of information, graphs, and statistical tables regarding detections of illegal border crossings (land, air, and sea), irregular migration routes, detections of facilitators, detections of illegal stays, refusals of entry, asylum claims, returns, information regarding other illegal border activities, and more.  Here are some highlights (focusing on the sea borders)

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migrants at Sea blog – Frontex FRAN Report for Q2 2012).

UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons.
Produced by UNHCR.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: UNHCR)

Challenges of IDP Protection: Research study on the protection of internally displaced persons in Afghanistan.
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

A new report, published today by IDMC and NRC presents new evidence highlighting the worrying conditions faced by the growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Afghanistan. More than 166,000 internally displaced Afghans have been recorded in 2012 alone, bringing the total number of internally displaced due to conflict to at least 460,000.

[Download full report here] and [Download executive study here].
(Source: IDMC).

Côte d’Ivoire: IDPs rebuilding lives amid a delicate peace.
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

Côte d’Ivoire witnessed the world’s largest new internal displacement event of 2011 after contested presidential election results in 2010 sparked a violent conflict for political control. Serious rights abuses by supporters of both sides and armed clashes between them resulted in the internal displacement of up to a million people. Two years later, most of these internally displaced people (IDPs) have returned home to rebuild their lives. However, tens of thousands have still not found durable solutions to their displacement.

[Download the Report]
(Source: IDMC).

 

New Publications on Climate Change; Psychosocial Needs; Columbia; ICRC Annual Report; Internal Displacement;

Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility

Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility

Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility.
A new report by the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security.

This new report based on scores of personal testimonies from refugees in Eastern Africa finds that climate change can make people more vulnerable and can also play a part in driving them into areas of conflict and ultimately across borders and into exile. “Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility: Perspectives of refugees from the East and Horn of Africa” is the first issue of the newly established UNU-EHS Report series.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: UNHCR – Climate change drives people into harm’s way, says UN Refugee Chief and the United Nations – New UN report spotlights role of climate change in driving people from their homes).

Psychosocial Needs Assessment in Emergency Displacement, Early Recovery, and Return.
By Guglielmo Schininá, Rocco Nuri for the International Organisation for Migration.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP)

A ‘House of Rights’ for Colombia’s displaced people.
By UNHCR.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP).

ICRC Annual Report 2011.

2011 Annual Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross

ICRC 2011 Annual Report

By the International Committee of the Red Cross.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: International Committee of the Red Cross).

Unprotected Work, Invisible Exploitation: Trafficking for the Purpose of Domestic Servitude.
Research Paper on Trafficking in Human Beings for Domestic Servitude
in the OSCE Region: Analysis and Challenges.
Report of the Tenth Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference –
“Unprotected Work, Invisible Exploitation: Trafficking for the Purpose of Domestic Servitude”, Vienna, 17-18 June 2010.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: OSCE)

Internal displacement to urban areas: the Tufts-IDMC profiling study:  CASE 1: KHARTOUM, SUDAN.
By Karen Jacobsen for the IDMC and Tufts University.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP)

Internal displacement to urban areas: the Tufts-IDMC profiling study:  CASE 2: ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE
By Karen Jacobsen for the IDMC and Tufts University.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP)

Internal displacement to urban areas: the Tufts-IDMC profiling study:  CASE CASE 3: SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA.
By Karen Jacobsen for the IDMC and Tufts University.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP)

 

New Publications on Displacement

South Sudan: New displacement adds to critical humanitarian situation in the country since independence.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
[Read the Overview (html / pdf)]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Nigeria: Increasing violence continues to cause internal displacement
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
[Read the Overview (html / pdf)]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Uganda : Need to focus on returnees and remaining IDPs in transition to development
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
Read the overview report on Uganda.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Conflict-induced displacement in Uganda
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
View our new situational map summarising Ugandan displacement.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Translated workshop report: Iraqi Protracted Displacement | التَّهجير العراقي المُطوَّل: تقرير ورشة العمل

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
This report provides a brief overview of the workshop organised by the RSC and IDMC on 22 March 2012. Read the workshop report in both English and Arabic.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Americas account for 7% of natural hazard induced displacement
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
Read the full report here 
Read the press release here
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

14.9 million internally displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters

IDMC launched its latest report “Global estimates 2011: People displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters” at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The report finds that in 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
Read the full report here 
Read the press release here
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

 

New Publications on Internal Displacement; FCO Annual Report; Indonesia; Bahrain; asylum; UK Border Agency

Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011

Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011

Internal Displacement Global Overview 2011:  People internally displaced by conflict and violence.
The latest annual publication from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).  The report details:

The circumstances of people’s displacement and their long- term prospects were as diverse as the situations of violence or conflict which had forced them to flee. For example, while the Arab Spring uprisings resulted in short-term spikes of dis- placement throughout the year, in Iraq well over two million people remained locked in situations of protracted internal displacement. In Afghanistan, displacement was becoming increasingly protracted by 2011. As 60 per cent of the internally displaced population in Afghanistan are children, the prospects for this next generation are particularly bleak.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).
IDMC Press Release – Conflicts worldwide uproot millions; six-­fold increase in Middle East.

Nepal: Unresolved property issues and IDP policy hiatus undermine search for durable solutions.
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Afghanistan: Durable solutions far from reach amid escalating conflict.
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Human Rights and Democracy

Human Rights and Democracy

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2011 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report (Cm. 8339).
The latest annual report published by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
[Access]
(Source: The Stationary Office).
News: The Daily Telegraph – New immigration rules will keep out human rights abusers.

Indonesia: Excessive force: Impunity for police violence in Indonesia. A new report published by Amnesty International.  The report argues:

Despite moves towards reform, Indonesia’s police continue to be implicated in beatings, shootings and killings. Reports of human rights violations committed by the police continue to emerge, with police routinely using unnecessary and excessive force and firearms to quell peaceful protests. Illustrative examples are given in this briefing. Although the authorities have made some attempts to bring alleged perpetrators to justice using internal disciplinary mechanisms, criminal investigations into human rights violations by the police are all too rare, leaving many victims without access to justice and reparations.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Amnesty International).
Amnesty International Press Release – Indonesia must end impunity for police violence.

Bahrain: Flawed reforms: Bahrain fails to achieve justice for protesters.
By Amnesty International.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Amnesty International).
Amnesty International Press Release – Bahrain: Reforms risk appearing hollow as violations continue.

A briefing from The Children’s Society Highlighting the gap between asylum support and mainstream benefits.
Published by The Children’s Society.
[Download Policy Brief]
(Source: The Guardian – Young migrants living ‘far below poverty line’).
The Children’s Society Press Release – UK asylum system forces thousands of children to live in severe poverty.

Work of the UK Border Agency (August-December 2011).
The latest report by the UK Home Affairs Committee.
[Access] and the [Table of Contents]
(Source: UK Parliament)
Press Coverage:  Refugee Council – Home Affairs Select Committee Report on the work of the UK Border Agency – Our response ; and
The Guardian – UK Border Agency unable to fulfil its basic functions, MPs warn.

Publications on IDPs; Europe; World Refugee Week

The Afghanistan–Pakistan Challenge: Meeting Humanitarian Needs (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Feb. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Humanitarian Aid and Internally Displaced Persons: Impacts in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones (University of Denver, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons -Addendum: Mission to Kenya, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/19/54/Add.2 (UN Human Rights Council, Feb. 2012) [text via Refworld]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons -Addendum: Mission to Maldives, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/19 /54/Add.1 (UN Human Rights Council, Feb. 2012) [text via Refworld]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Violent Conflicts and Displacement in Central Mindanao, Challenges for Recovery And Development: Key Findings (WFP & World Bank, Dec. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Comparative Study on Best Practices to Interlink Pre-Departure Reintegration Measures Carried out in Member States with Short- and Long-Term Reintegration Measures in the Countries of Return (ECRE & ICMPD, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

The European Union: Humanitarian Assistance and Food Aid in Developing Nations, Humanitarian Brief (University of Denver, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

“Final Considerations and Proposals for the Future of the Right of Asylum in Italy,” Chapter in Il Diritto alla Protezione (Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione, Feb. 2012) [text via Migrants at Sea]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Greece: A Year on Since the M.S.S. Judgment, Greece Continues to Violate Asylum Seekers’ Rights (Amnesty International, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Interview with Valeria Ilareva, Practitioner and Academic in Refugee and Immigration Law, Bulgaria (ECRE, Feb. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Refugee Homelessness in Poland (Institute of Public Affairs & UNHCR, 2010; cited Feb. 2012) [text]- See related news story referencing this pilot study.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

“Reporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK: The Myths and the Facts,” Chapter in Human Rights Journalism: Advances in Reporting Distant Humanitarian Interventions (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2011) [info]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)
World Refugee Week: Teacher’s Pack 2011 – An education resource to help secondary
students understand refugees in Australia (SBS, Amnesty International & the Refugee Council of Australia, 2011) [text]
– “The practical and widely accessible activities are a great way to get students of all ages and backgrounds thinking more clearly and communicating more honestly about the plight of refugees.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

New Publications on Internal Displacement in Columbia and Bangladesh and Age-related Young People in Wales

Young Lives in Limbo

Young Lives in Limbo

Young Lives in Limbo: The protection of age-disputed young people in Wales.
By S. Clarke for the Welsh Refugee Council.
[Download Report]
(Source: Welsh Refugee Council,)

Colombia: Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs
A new report by IDMC.

Colombia’s government, led since 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos, has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations due the conflict and violence within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action to protect the rights of Colombia’s internally displaced people (IDPs) and other victims of conflict. Displacement has continued in 2011 at the same rate as in previous years, as have attacks on IDPs and human rights activists. IDPs continue to have only limited access to the basic necessities of life. (…)

Read the Overview (html / pdf)
(Source: IDMC).

Bangladesh: Progress on internal displacement response needed
A new report by IDMC.

Twenty years of armed struggle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), pitting the armed forces and Bengali settlers against indigenous groups seeking greater autonomy, formally ended in 1997 with the signing of the CHT Peace Accord. The accord granted cultural recognition and a degree of self-government to indigenous groups and foresaw the rehabilitation of internally displaced people (IDPs), but the situation of displaced indigenous people and Bengalis has not been resolved. (…)

Read the Overview (html / pdf).
(Source: IDMC).

New IDMC Report on Indonesia

IDMC

IDMC

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) have just published a new report on Indonesia in relation to intertnal displacement.  The report is entitled, “Indonesia: Durable Solutions remain elusive for many IDPs wile thousands are newly displaced my military operations in Papua.”

Further information on this publication can be found in the abstract, which states:

During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province. Between April and December, an unknown number of Papuans were displaced in the central highlands region of Puncak Jaya. The largest reported displacement took place in mid-December in Paniai regency, where more than 10,000 people were forced from their homes in more than a hundred different villages. In September, as many as 500 homes in Maluku’s capital of Ambon were set on fire and nearly 5,000 people were displaced, some of them losing their homes for the fourth time in 12 years.

[Download Report]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Updated List of New Reports and Publications

The Living Conditions of Refugees in Italy (Pro Asyl, July 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Authority and Inclusion: Reconsidering Integration in a Fragmented Age, Working Paper Series, no. 1 (Refugee Law Initiative, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Dawn in the City: Guidance for Achieving Self-Reliance for Urban Refugees (Women’s Refugee Commission, Oct. 2011) [text]- See also the accompanying guidelines detailed in “Framework for Urban Refugee Self-Reliance: A How-to Guide.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Fundamental Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation in the European Union (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

After the Arab Spring (IntLawGrrls, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

No Place Called Home: A Report on Urban Refugees Living in in Dar es Salaam (Asylum Access, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

The Effects of Internal Displacement on Host Communities: A Case Study of Suba and Ciudad Bolívar Localities in Bogotá, Colombia (Brookings-LSE Project on International Displacement, Oct. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

From Crisis to Community Development: Needs and Assets of Oakland’s Refugees from Burma (Burma Refugee Family Network, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

A Commentary on the August 2011 Sudan Operational Guidance Note (Still Human, Still Here & ARC, Nov. 2011) [text via Refworld]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Italy: ‘Zero Tolerance for Roma’: Forced Evictions and Discrimination against Roma in Milan (Amnesty International, Nov. 2011) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Protecting the Rights of Roma (Council of Europe, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

From Responsibility to Response: Assessing National Approaches to Internal Displacement (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Hundreds of Refugees Held Hostage in Sinai Torture Camps Need Rescuing (Physicians for Human Rights et al., Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Prevent. Combat. Protect: Human Trafficking. Joint UN Commentary on the EU Directive – A Human Rights-Based Approach (OHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women and ILO, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

The Risks of Rescue at Sea (IRIN, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Sanctuary in the City? Urban Displacement and Vulnerability in Damascus: A Desk Study, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Impact of Arab Revolts on Migration, CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes 2011/68 (Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Poverty Reduction in a Refugee-hosting Economy: A Natural Experiment, IFPRI Discussion Paper 01132 (International Food Policy Research Institute, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Engaging with Refugee Protection? The Organization of African Unity and African Union since 1963, New Issues of Refugee Research, no. 226 (UNHCR, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Population Displacement and Export Credit: The Safeguards for Human Rights and Livelihoods Need Professional Support and Reinforcement (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Refugee Resettlement to Australia: What are the Facts? (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Chronology: European Migration and Asylum Policies (Migreurop, updated Sept. 2011) [access]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

State of Exception: An Agambenian Perspective on the Detention of North Koreans in South Korea, Working Paper, no. 2 (Refugee Law Initiative, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Distress at Sea: How Best to Respond? Expert Meeting in Djibouti, 8 to 10 November 2011 – Summary Conclusions (UNHCR, Dec. 2011) [text].
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

‘Best Interests of the Child’ as a Uniting Principle for Citizenship (Oecumene Blog, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Consultative Meeting: “Challenges faced by young refugees and asylum seekers in accessing their social rights and their integration, while in transition to adulthood,” Strasbourg, 17‐18 November 2011 [info] [mapping study]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Core Standards for Guardians of Separated Children in Europe: Goals for Guardians and Authorities (Defence for Children et al., 2011) [text via Refworld]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Meeting Humanitarian Challenges in Urban Areas: Review of Urban Humanitarian Challenges in Port-au-Prince, Manila, Nairobi, Eldoret (UN HABITAT, 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

The Employment Rights of Refugees in Africa under the 1969 African Refugee Convention (Refugees and the Right to Work, Dec. 2011) [text]
– Note: The author of this post, Marina Sharpe, recently wrote a New Issues in Refugee Research working paper entitled “Engaging with Refugee Protection? The Organization of African Unity and African Union since 1963.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

From Deprivation to Liberty: Alternatives to Detention in Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom (JRS Europe, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Mapping Statelessness in the Netherlands (UNHCR, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Between Two Societies: Review of the Information, Return and Reintegration of Iraqi Nationals to Iraq (IRRINI) Programme (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).